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Green Cost Share 

The City of Minneapolis supports having a strong business community, including multi family housing, alongside a healthy environment. That is why the City is investing in businesses, including multi family housing, that promote cleaner, healthier, and more efficient business practices in our city. The City is offering Green Cost Sharing awards for businesses and multi family residential buildings with four units or more that are willing to invest in cleaner, greener, or more efficient technologies. There are opportunities in energy efficiency, solar, automotive repair, or even manufacturing/industrial projects that produce win-win solutions. There are many solutions already in the marketplace that can reduce environmental impacts.

For more information on alternatives contact Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MNTAP) via their website http://www.mntap.umn.edu/ or call 612-624-4694.

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Cost Share Award Areas


      Application deadlines: September 1, October 1, 2018

      Application deadlines: December 1 (2018), February 1, April 1, June 1, 2019 

      Application deadlines: December 1 (2018), February 1, April 1,  June 1, 2019

Review Attachment A. If you receive a Cost Share award, Attachment A must be completed and submitted before any funds are transferred.

Previous Projects

Solar : A Chance To Grow

Air Quality: Avestapolis Cleaners

Energy Efficiency: Prospect Foundry

Energy Efficiency: Gandhi Mahal

Additional Resources  

·         www.pca.state.mn.us/smallbizloan

·         www.pca.state.mn.us/voc

·         https://www.pca.state.mn.us/about-mpca/contract-grant-and-loan-opportunities

Program Results

2017: 38 Minneapolis businesses took part in the Energy Efficiency and Solar Cost Share Program  

The Minneapolis Energy Efficiency and Solar Green Business Cost Share Programs funded nearly twice as many projects in 2017 as in 2016, saving businesses $385,000 in utility bills and avoiding 1614 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Lighting conversions to LEDs made up over 70% of funded projects, as they are the easiest projects to do with the quickest payback. Other major projects included boiler upgrades, solar photovoltaic panel installations, air compressor optimization, and rooftop HVAC equipment replacements. Read more about the program's energy and cost saving success along with stories from seven funding recipients.

2012-2016: 26 Minneapolis businesses took part in the Green Business Cost Sharing Program 

The Green Business Cost Sharing Program is part of a state wide partnership known as CLEAN AIR MINNESOTA. This unique public-private collaboration enable government agencies to develop, fund, and implement voluntary projects that reduce air pollution.

GB pollution reduction chart


Check out the map of Minneapolis and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) green business locations.


Special thanks to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) and Environmental Initiative (EI) for their continuous support to improve air quality in Minneapolis.    

Do you have ideas to share?

We would like to hear from you! What do you think would be a good grant program to partner with businesses and reduce pollution?

Send your ideas to: [email protected]


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Last updated Oct 18, 2018



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