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
|Web clearinghouse of all grants available through 26 Federal agencies.
|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.
|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.
|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 offers a variety of loan programs for a variety of purposes.
|U.S. Small Business Administration
|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.
|Location & Contact Information
|Dakota Electric Association
800-874-3409 ext. 243
|Great River Energy
|Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation
|Minnesota Power Co.
|Minnesota Rural Electric Association
|Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency
|Otter Tail Power Co.
|Minnesota utilities not listed here
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