Not having the financial resources to implement projects can be a barrier to pollution prevention. The following resources, including grant and loan programs, may provide you the financial assistance you need to make improvements in your facility.
|Environmental Assistance Grants|
Available to businesses and organizations in Minnesota for environmental projects that meet one of the agency’s priority strategic goals.
|Minnesota Pollution Control Agency|
|Grants.gov||Web clearinghouse of all grants available through 26 Federal agencies.||Various agencies|
|MN Grants||This website provides a single entry point to State of Minnesota grant opportunities.||Minnesota Department of Administration|
|Growth Acceleration Program||Enacted by the Minnesota State Legislature, the GAP helps Minnesota’s small manufacturing and manufacturing-related companies accelerate business improvements and the application of technologies.||Enterprise Minnesota|
|BizRecycling Grant Program||If you own a business in either Ramsey or Washington County, BizRecycling Program grants can help you kick start or reinvigorate your existing recycling program! Ramsey County offers grants up to $10,000 to Ramsey & Washington County businesses to start or expand their recycling and organics program.||Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project|
|Environmental Assistance Loan Program||Loans are offered for half the prevailing interest rate to purchase market-ready pollution prevention technologies. Fifty percent of the loan funds are supplied by the lending institution at market rate and the remaining half is supplied by the MPCA at 0%.||Minnesota Pollution Control Agency|
|City Financial Assistance||A wide array of financing programs, ranging from $1,000 to $10 million, for Minneapolis businesses as well as staff assistance in selecting the appropriate program.||City of Minneapolis|
|Ramsey County Business Loan Program||Gap financing to for-profit commercial, industrial, or service start-ups or expanding businesses located in or moving to Ramsey County. Loans may be made for capital equipment.||Ramsey County|
|DEED Business Financing Programs||The various programs, including tax credits and loans, are offered to help companies and communities retain existing jobs and create new high-quality jobs.||Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Dev.|
|Small Business Environmental Improvement Loan Program||The MPCA offers this loan program as a means to help small businesses help themselves with environmental projects.||MPCA, Small Business Ombudsman|
|SBA Loans||SBA offers a variety of loan programs for a variety of purposes.||U.S. Small Business Administration|
|MinnPACE||Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for new or existing buildings of commercial, industrial, nonprofit, and multi-housing property owners with projects repaid as a separate item on their property tax assessment for a set period. MinnPACE operates statewide.||St. Paul Port Authority|
|Rural Minnesota Energy Board||The Rural Minnesota Energy Board’s PACE program is available for entities that operate in 18 counties in Southern Minnesota.||Southwest Minnesota Regional Development Commission|
Energy Loans and Rebates
Many energy utilities offer energy loans and rebates to meet the goals of their Conservation Improvement Programs.
|Utility||Location & Contact Information|
|Dakota Electric Association||Farmington|
800-874-3409 ext. 243
|Great River Energy||Elk River|
|Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation||800-889-9508|
|Minnesota Power Co.||Duluth,|
|Minnesota Rural Electric Association||Maple Grove|
|Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency||Rochester|
|Otter Tail Power Co.||Fergus Falls|
|Fresh Energy||Minnesota utilities not listed here|
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