The City of Minneapolis supports having a strong business community alongside a healthy environment. That is why the City of Minneapolis is investing in businesses that promote cleaner, healthier, and more efficient business practices in our city. The City is offering grants up to $10,000 (no minimum request) for each business willing to invest in cleaner, greener, or more efficient technologies. The automotive vehicle repair, service, and maintenance sector is a great place to apply a win-win-win approach for our businesses, our communities, and our environment. The grant fund matches the investment of these businesses that move to painting and cleaning alternatives in repair and collision repair processes that reduce emissions, hazardous waste, or energy usage. There are many commonly used alternatives that already exist in the market place. Several qualifying alternatives include:
- Aqueous-based paint systems
- High velocity low pressure (HVLP) spray gun(s)
- Spray gun cleaning equipment
- Alternative spray gun cleaning chemicals
- Petroleum solvent recycling equipment
- Aqueous parts washer equipment (manual or cabinet-style automatic)
- Alternative parts washer cleaning chemistries
For more information on alternatives contact Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MNTAP) via website http://www.mntap.umn.edu/vehicle/index.htm or call 612.624.4694
To apply for a grant, request an application from EnvServicesInfo@minneapolismn.gov.
Applications can be also be found on the city web site at Grant Application for Vehicle repair, service and maintenance
Proposals are due by 4 p.m., June 7th, 2013. Winners will be announced June 30th, 2013 and projects must be completed before September 20th, 2013.
Last updated Apr. 9, 2013