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Grant program for electric landscaping equipment

Up to $300,000 in grant funding is available through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for landscaping equipment users to switch from two-cycle gasoline to electric-powered landscaping equipment. The state offers 50 percent cost-sharing.

The maximum grant amount per recipient is $24,000. Eligible applicants include all Minnesota-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, governmental agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, or trade groups/associations.

Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment, in its ongoing effort to improve air quality and reduce pollution, is assisting businesses in applying for the program. Eligible applicants may contact Barbara Pena at 651-430-6655 or barbara.pena@co.washington.mn.us for information and assistance.

Applications are due to the MPCA no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

See the MPCA website www.pca.state.mn.us/quick-links/grants-improve-air-quality for further details and to review application materials.

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