The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has grants available to help small businesses reduce air pollution.  The grants will pay up to $50,000 for projects going beyond compliance to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  Examples include, but may not be limited to, switching from solvent-based to water-based painting or coating; or switching to powder coating; or switching to low-VOC degreasing and/or cleaning operaitons.  A variety of other projects to cost-effectively reduce VOCs may also be eligible.


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