Thursday, June 12, 2014
Minnesota Grant Program Stimulates Small Businesses to Clean Up Their Act
Up to $320,000 will be given in grants to small businesses in Minnesota who take steps to reduce VOCs throughout their facilities. The goal is to create more partnerships with small businesses to keep air pollution costs, and air pollution, down.
About the grant
Small businesses have until August 13, 2014 to apply for a grant. Grants will be awarded to businesses who take measures to reduce VOC emissions in their business operations. VOCs are Volatile Organic Chemicals that can quickly evaporate into the air and enter the environment. VOCs can be dangerous to human health and to the environment.
How to qualify
There are several ways in which small businesses can qualify for VOC reduction grants. Eligible projects include changing manufacturing processes, purchasing supplies that are environmentally friendly, and improving energy efficiency. Matching grants up to $100,000 will be awarded by the MPCA.
For more information, and to apply for a grant, visit www.pca.state.mn.us/voc