Apply for a grant to fund your project to fight global warming

The City of Minneapolis wants organizations to don their creative hats to help fight global warming! Does your organization have an idea that can help Minneapolis take steps to reduce the City's carbon footprint? Do you need funding to jump-start your project?

Based on the success of climate change grants provided in 2007 and 2008, the City of Minneapolis is again taking applications for grants to help people in Minneapolis take steps to reduce global warming. Neighborhood, business and faith-based associations are eligible to apply for the grants, along with other nonprofits, libraries, park and recreational centers, and other public organizations that serve Minneapolis.

Two types of grants are available through the program:

Grassroots Climate Change Micro Grants
Grant amount: up to $1,500 (no match required)
Application deadline: 4 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2009

Climate Change Innovations Grants
Grant amount: Up to $10,000 (no match required)
Application deadline: 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2009

The application is relatively short and easy to fill out. Applicants are asked to submit their plans to use the money for a project that results in meaningful, measurable steps to reduce climate change. Learn more about the grants, how to get an application, and to see project ideas.

In 2008, the City awarded 25 similar grants that leveraged thousands of dollars in volunteer time and resources resulting in 1,954 new participants in the Minnesota Energy Challenge. Together, those participants committed to saving about 2.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide and $647,220 annually on their energy use. Read more information about this initiative and what else Minneapolis is doing to make the city more sustainable.

Published Mar 13, 2009