2010-2011 Minneapolis Climate Change Grants
Based on the success of climate change grants provided since 2007, in 2011 the City of Minneapolis again provided grants to help Minneapolis residents take steps to save energy and support clean energy in their neighborhoods. Neighborhood, business, and faith-based associations were 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 were made possible thanks to federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding that the City of Minneapolis received for a variety of energy efficiency projects.
- Range from $7,500 to $10,000 with no match required.
- Grant activities must be completed by September 1, 2011.
This year’s eight grant recipients included neighborhood and business groups, a school, and non-profit organizations. For more information, read an overview of the 2010-2011 climate change grants (pdf).
All grantees were required to promote the Minnesota Energy Challenge, an interactive website to calculate an individual’s carbon dioxide footprint, energy saving opportunities and commit to making positive changes.
- Grantees leveraged more than $689,972.96 in additional funding, including in-kind contributions, donated staff and volunteer time and other grants, representing over 1,000% return on investment.
- The teams registered an additional 146 participants in the Minnesota Energy Challenge, to a new City of Minneapolis total team number of 9,538 members.
- Energy-saving and earth-friendly materials distributed included:
- 2,700 Go-To bus cards
- 300 compact fluorescent light bulbs
- 134 high-efficiency faucet aerators
- Other materials including: Nice Ride passes, high efficiency commercial spray valves, power strips, solar calculators and reusable shopping bags.
- Over 2,000 people attended events related to the grant projects and thousands more heard about activities and opportunities through social media, friends and other outlets.
- Volunteers contributed 1,024 hours of their time. These volunteer hours, combined with staff hours for each project, equal 2,564 hours dedicated to the successful execution of the grant projects.
Learn more about the City of Minneapolis climate change grants, including information on the extensive work done in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Last updated Jan. 30, 2013