Cost sharing program helps businesses improve air quality
Video shows how City program can help
The City of Minneapolis is investing in businesses that reduce air pollution and make the city healthier. The grants focus on protecting the health of employees and neighbors around certain business activities while improving regional air quality. Business owners can learn about the City’s Green Business Cost Share program by watching this video.
The City offers funding in three areas:
- Innovative solutions – Up to $50,000 for innovative ways to reduce air pollution.
- Dry cleaners – Up to $30,000 to get rid of perchloroethylene in their processes.
- Vehicle repair, service and maintenance – Up to $20,000 to help auto-body shops switch to water-based paints that reduce air pollution exposure for workers and the surrounding community.
Applications for the 2016 round are due at 4 p.m., April 22.
About the program
The Green Business Cost Share Program goes beyond regulatory requirements to work with business partners on innovative ways to reduce pollution and improve businesses in Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis invests up to one-third of the total project cost, and the business invests at least two-thirds.
For more information go to www.minneapolismn.gov/greenbusiness.
Published Feb 25, 2016