Minneapolis Health Department

Public Service Center
250 S. 4th. Street, Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 673-2301

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 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.

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).

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

Please clink on the links below to see the trees available for the spring and 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.

Vehicle repair, service, and maintenance

Grant Application for Vehicle repair, service and maintenance - Deadline 4 p.m. Friday April 18th, 2014.

Dry Cleaners

City of Minneapolis is offering grants up to $30,000 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 April 18th, 2014.

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. Friday May 16th, 2014.

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 Apr. 14, 2014