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Support Minneapolis businesses that have been awarded Green Business Matching Grants. These businesses have moved to green business practices.

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 acts on this value by investing in businesses who reduce pollution in Minneapolis creating a healthier place to live, work, and play.

The 2015 deadline for all applications has passed. Watch for 2016 grant information.

Matching grants are a one-third (City) to two-third (business) match. Grants are awarded in three areas:


Grant Application for Dry Cleaners Grant Applications - Grants up to $30,000 to help fund dry cleaners to switch to an alternative to perchloroethylene (perc) in the dry cleaning process.

Vehicle repair, service and maintenance Grant Application - Grants up to $20, 000 to help fund vehicle repair, service, and maintenance businesses move to painting, cleaning alternatives, and repair processes that reduce emissions, hazardous waste, or energy usage.

Innovative Grant Application - Grants up to $45, 000 to help fund innovative green business practices that focus on air quality improvement by reducing VOC emissions, particular matter emissions, or other significant Hazardous Air Pollutants. Any business which pays an annual Pollution Control Annual Bill (PCAB) in Minneapolis is eligible to apply.     


  Green Business out with old  Green Business in with the new              

Out with old and in with the new at Martinizing Dry Cleaning

Do you have ideas to share?

We would like to hear from you! What do you think would be a good grant program to partner with businesses and reduce pollution?

Send your ideas to: EnvironmentalServicesInfo@minneapolismn.gov

Last updated Aug 6, 2015