Apply for a grant to save energy in Minneapolis

Does your organization have a creative idea to help fight global warming? Do you need funding to jump-start your project? Based on the success of climate change grants provided in the last three years, the City of Minneapolis is again providing grants to help people in Minneapolis take steps to save energy in buildings. Neighborhood, business, and faith-based associations are eligible to apply for the grants, along with other non-profits, libraries, park and recreational centers, and other public organizations that serve Minneapolis residents and businesses.

The grants are made possible thanks to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding that the City of Minneapolis received for a variety of energy efficiency projects.

Climate Change Grants

Grant amount: $7,500- $10,000 (no match required)
Application deadline: 4 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2010

To learn more about the grants, to get an application, and to see project ideas, visit the City's sustainability website at Sustainability Initiatives and under "what’s new" click on "2010 Climate Change Grants" or attend the informational meeting.

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 energy.

Optional information Meeting

An optional program informational meeting will be held on Thursday, July 1 4:00 6:00 p.m. at the Green Institute (2108 21st Ave S Minneapolis). Attendance is not mandatory, but encouraged for anyone who would like to receive answers to questions regarding the application content or process since these requirements are revised from past years’ Minneapolis Climate Change grants due to Department of Energy funding requirements.

Published Jun 25, 2010