Automotive refinishing

You can apply for up to $50,000 in funds for vehicle repairs that reduce pollution.


Person's hand painting a car



We fund new projects that will reduce vehicle pollution.

Do not apply for funding for projects you've started or finished.

Apply for funding for a new project

Eligible properties

Vehicle repair, service or maintenance facilities located in Minneapolis.

Eligible projects

  • Converting paints, paint booths and prep stations from conventional solvent-based paint coatings to:
    • Waterborne basecoats
    • Low-VOC base coats
    • Low-VOC single stage coats
  • Equipment updates
    • Low Pressure (HVLP) or Equivalent Spray Equipment
    • Aqueous Parts Washer



  • You can apply if your project has a measurable volatile organic compound pollution (VOC) reduction
  • You should have a third-party verify the reduction.

City match

  • Based on the total cost of the project
  • Can be up to 75% of the total project cost
  • Cannot be more than $50,000
  • Paid after the project is completed

Get started


Learn about pollution reduction opportunities and other funding sources from:

Contact us

Green Cost Share

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415