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Green Cost Share - Innovative Pollution Reduction

Grants to Minneapolis, Minnesota Businesses for the
Implementation of Green Practices to Reduce Air Pollution

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Grants to Minneapolis, Minnesota businesses for initiatives to reduce pollution, improve water and air quality, and build a healthier environment for City residents. Funding is intended to support projects that reduce waste, decrease water and energy consumption, and reduce VOC emissions, particulate matter emissions, and other hazardous pollutants.

The City of Minneapolis values innovative green solutions by investing in businesses that reduce pollution in Minneapolis and as a result create a healthier place to live. To that end, the The Green Cost Sharing Program - Innovative Pollution Reduction grants offers funds for innovative green business practices.

The program offers funding for projects that reduce:

- Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions - Top priority
- Particulate Matter (PM) emissions - Top priority
- Hazardous air pollutants
- NOx emissions
- SOx emissions
- Waste
- Water consumption
- Energy use

Projects which demonstrate greater variety and amounts of reductions will be prioritized.

An approved alternative product or technology must be installed, and in use at the place of business by the end of the project.

Any contractor(s) who performs work at the property must meet City of Minneapolis licensing, building permit, and building code requirements.

All work must meet City of Minneapolis zoning code, building, fire, and all other regional, state or national code requirements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179242

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

All improvements must be completed by November 20, 2019. The product or technology must be installed and in use at the place of business by the end of the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

Any business in the City of Minneapolis that pays a Pollution Control Annual Registration.

Ineligible costs include labor costs of employees.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are December 1 (2018), February 1, April 1, and June 1, 2019 (until funding is exhausted).

2019 Program Timeline:

- October 15th, 2018: Applications available and accepted
- December 1st, 2018: First Application Deadline
- February 1st, 2019: Second Application Deadline (Funding Dependent)
- April 1st, 2019: Third Application Deadline (Funding Dependent)
- June 1st, 2019: Final Application Deadline (Funding Dependent)
- November 20th, 2019: All projects to be completed
- December 8th, 2019: Final day to submit reimbursement requests

Funds are limited and will be provided “first come, first served.”

The cost share applicant must be able to demonstrate that the project has measurable pollution reduction.

Owners must be able to provide 55% matching funds for project. Example: $150,000 Project = $67,500 45% Green Business Cost Share + $82,500 55% matching funding from business.

When submitting the application, the applicant must be able to demonstrate that the cost share applicant is the owner of record of the property or business where funds will be used to finance the switch to an approved product or technology. (Copy of property tax record, business license, etc.) In addition, the applicant must include in the application a contractor bid for work or a materials list. Work performed at the property shall be as stated in the bid, and materials purchased shall be as stated in the list. Cost share funds can only be used to compensate for materials and labor specified on the cost share bid.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that product purchases, equipment purchase and installation, or other work proposed have been completed satisfactorily before paying the contractor(s).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications may be emailed to:

Or faxed to:
(612) 673-2635

or mailed to:

City of Minneapolis, Environmental Services
Green Cost Share Program
250 South 4th Street - Room 414
Minneapolis MN 55415

Tel. 612.673.2301

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: City of Minneapolis