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

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

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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