Minneapolis Health Department

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250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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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 main focus areas of the program are:

A FREE TREE for Minneapolis businesses

Minneapolis businesses are eligible for a free tree planted on their property. Tree Trust will help choose, place and plant the tree. The business owner's only obligation is to care for the tree over the years.

See why getting a tree on your property is so important.

To qualify, businesses:

  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. Maintain and water the tree (especially the first two years).

Please clink on the links below to see the trees available for fall 2014 planting. Each planting season will be first-come, first-served. Tell us your season preference if you have one.

Contact Margaret Tyler at 612-673-5815 or margaret.tyler@minneapolismn.gov for more information or to reserve a tree or two for your business.

For Vehicle Repair, Service, and Maintenance

Grant Application for Vehicle repair, service and maintenance - Deadline 4 p.m. Wednesday April 15, 2015.

For Dry Cleaners

City of Minneapolis is offering grants up to $30,000 each, to help fund dry cleaners to switch to an 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. Wednesday April 15, 2015.

Innovative Green Grant

This grant is for businesses with innovative ways to reduce pollution. The current grant round focuses on air pollution (VOCs and PM). We encourage businesses like printing shops, businesses that use degreasers, or any other business thinking of switching to a greener/cleaner process to apply.

Applicaton for Innovative Green Grant - Deadline 4 p.m. Wednesday April 15, 2015.

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 Jul 10, 2014