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Green Business Cost Sharing Program - Green Business Solar projects

Grants to Minneapolis, Minnesota Building
Owners for Improved Solar Projects

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Minneapolis

Deadline Date:

06/01/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $75,000 to Minneapolis, Minnesota building owners for solar upgrades. Funding is intended to provide opportunities for building owners to enhance their business operations while reducing their environmental footprint. Highest priority will be shown to businesses participating the City of Minneapolis Benchmarking program.

Qualifying buildings will be given incentives of $0.25 per estimated annual kWh production for the first year of production, up to $75,000. Priority will also be given to businesses in the Green Zones of Minneapolis. Qualifying buildings will be given incentives of $0.35 per estimated annual kWh production.

The City of Minneapolis supports having a strong business community alongside a healthy environment. The City is offering Green Business Cost Sharing awards for businesses willing to invest in cleaner, greener, or more efficient technologies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182920

Estimated Size of Grant:

Buildings participating in the City of Minneapolis Benchmarking program will be given incentives of $0.25 per estimated annual kWh production for the first year of production, up to $75,000.

Buildings located in the Green Zones of Minneapolis will be given incentives of $0.35 per estimated annual kWh production.

Term of Contract:

All improvements must be completed by November 20, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Business must be located within the City of Minneapolis.
-All work must meet City of Minneapolis zoning, building, fire, and all other regional, state or national code requirements.
-Cost share funds can only be used to compensate for materials and labor specified on the cost share bid.

-Ineligible costs include labor costs of applicant’s employees.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadlines: March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, 2018 until funding is exhausted. Don’t Wait! Funds are limited and will be provided “first come, first served.”

Application Timeline:
- December 15 , 2017: Application is available
- January 2, 2018: Application submissions accepted
- Mar 1, Apr 1, May 1, June 1: Application Deadlines
- November 20, 2018: All projects to be completed
- December 8, 2018: Final day to submit documents for reimbursement

Building owners must provide details of matching funds for project. Any funds received outside of this program’s funding qualify for the match, including but not limited to grants, utility rebates, and business financing.

Minneapolis Energy Benchmarking program: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/environment/energy/index.htm

Contact Information:

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

Mail the completed application form and required attachments to:

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

Or e-mail to: GreenCostShare@minneapolismn.gov

Or Fax: 612-673-2635

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, please contact the Minneapolis Health Department at (612) 673-2301 or health@minneapolismn.gov. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at (612) 673-3000. TTY users call (612) 673-2626.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: City of Minneapolis