Green Cost Share

The Green Cost Share program aims to create a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable City of Minneapolis.

The Cost Share offers matching funds for qualifying properties undertaking an energy efficiency, solar, or innovative pollution reduction project. Projects contribute to the City's energy and environmental goals by reducing electricity-derived greenhouse gases, particulate matter, and other dangerous pollutants.

American rescue plan - additional application deadlines 

As a part of the City’s American Rescue Plan spending the Green Cost Share program will receive additional funding to help qualifying properties recover from the effects of COVID-19 with a focus on areas disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

The Green Cost Share program is adding special stimulus funding incentives for large solar systems (≥ 100 kW-DC), buildings covered by the City’s energy benchmarking ordinance, and autobody shops looking to upgrade processes and equipment to reduce pollution. Please find these applications under their respective dropdowns below.

All other program categories are eligible and encouraged to apply using the original 2021 application.

Special Application Deadline(s): August 15, 2021 

Cost Share applications

Explore the sections below to view this year's incentives, application deadlines, and applications for each project category. Applicants can apply by downloading and filling out a PDF application, or apply online by following the link to the online applications included in the sections below.

All deadlines are dependent on funding and applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted.

2021 Application Deadlines: January 1, March 1, May 3, July 2, August 15

Solar applications
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Energy efficiency application
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Innovative pollution reduction application
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Vehicle repair, service, and maintenance
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Green business refrigeration
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