Green Business Matching Grant Program
The City of Minneapolis values both a strong business community and a cleaner environment. The Green Business Matching Grant Program is a win-win approach to act on this value by investing in business who reduce pollution in Minneapolis and as a result create a healthier place to live, work and play.
The main focus areas of the program are:
A Tree Grant for Businesses!
Boost the Urban Tree Canopy- The City of Minneapolis Environmental Services Unit is partnering with Tree Trust and The Forest Service to plant trees on commercial properties that pay an annual pollution control fee. Tree Trust will help choose the tree, place and plant the tree, while the business owner’s only obligation is to care for the tree over the years.
In order to qualify, businesses need to 1. Pay a pollution control annual bill (a “PCAB” or pollution registration for equipment such as air conditioning units, public restrooms, restaurant hoods, etc.) 2. Have enough green space to accommodate a tree 3. Be able to maintain and water the tree (especially the first 2 years).
Contact Margaret Tyler at (612) 673-5815 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a tree or two.
Grant Application for Vehicle repair, service and maintenance - Deadline 4 p.m. Friday June 7th, 2013
City of Minneapolis is offering grants up to $20,000 each to help fund dry cleaners to move to alternative to perchloroethylene (perc) in the dry cleaning process. Applications are available now for interested dry cleaners.
Grant Application for Dry Cleaners- Deadline 4 p.m. Friday May 3rd, 2013.
What are your ideas?
What do you think would be a good grant program to partner with businesses and reduce pollution?
Send us your ideas. EnvironmentalServicesInfo@minneapolismn.gov
Last updated Aug. 23, 2013