Clean Air Assistance Project

Many businesses, including auto body shops, printers, and dry cleaners emit at least some chemicals into the air. To protect your employees, your neighbors and the environment, it’s important to do what you can to reduce emissions. The Clean Air Assistance Project (CAAP) provides information, technical assistance and grants to upgrade auto body shops and other small businesses.

Environmental Initiative is partnering with the City of MinneapolisMinnesota Pollution Control Agency,  Minnesota Technical Assistance Program and Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy to:

  • Provide free and confidential guidance to help businesses navigate and obtain resources to upgrade to newer, more efficient operations.
  • Expand existing VOC grant programs for businesses and develop new grant programs in counties experiencing disproportionate air quality challenges and
  • Coordinate, track and measure emissions reduced from voluntary grant programs and resulting emission reduction projects.

Information is available on our Clean Air Assistance Program fact sheet (pdf) to print and share with others.

Since 2013, Clean Air Assistance Project partners have helped reduce 30,000 pounds of VOC emissions annually. Learn more about why reducing VOCs is important and the assistance available to businesses: