4d affordable housing

You can apply for up to $50,000 in funds to reduce energy use if you are enrolled in the 4d program.


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  • Do not apply for funding for projects you have already started or finished.

Apply for funding


What to know


Eligible properties

Your property must meet these criteria:

  • Located in the City of Minneapolis
  • Be enrolled in the 4d affordable housing incentive program

Read about the 4d affordable housing incentive program

Eligible projects

You can apply if your project does one of the following:

  • Qualifies for an Xcel or CenterPoint utility rebate
  • Facilitates an energy efficiency upgrade for: 
    • Ventilation
    • Knob and tube wiring
    • Furnace room
    • Asbestos removal
  • Switches from gas to electric 
    • Appliances
    • Cold climate heat pump
    • Water heater heat pump


City match

Your City match is based on the following:

  • The total cost of the project
  • Utility rebates
  • The incentive category that your project qualifies for
Category* Maximum match
Base Rebates + city match = 70% of total project cost
New construction 50% of the cost difference between current energy code

*The maximum match amount for each category is $50,000.

Incentive category criteria

Base category

Any eligible property

New construction

Property must have these certifications:

  • Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready
  • Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)

Other criteria

  • Grants, matches and rebates cannot exceed your total project cost.
  • Equipment must meet the minimum guidelines.
    • The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) may suggest an exception.

Minimum guidelines

Get started

The first thing you should do is schedule an energy audit.

We recommend scheduling the audit at least one month before the application is due.

Contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)

Contact us

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