Dry cleaner cost share funding

This cost-share funding can help your dry-cleaning business switch away from perchloroethylene (perc), which will be banned in Minnesota as a dry-cleaning solvent starting in 2026.

Questions regarding this RFP must be emailed to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line: “Dry cleaner cost share rolling application question.”

Answers to questions will be posted frequently on the MPCA web site.

Eligibility

This cost-share funding is for projects that eliminate PERC with an alternative dry cleaning product that is technically viable and environmentally preferable. Those intending to decommission a PERC machine with no replacement (a dry facility no longer cleaning on site) are also eligible.

Available funds

Total funding available: $335,000

Up to $20,000 per project

Other funding sources. The MPCA encourages applicants to also take advantage of matching fund opportunities, such as the MPCA Small Business Loan Program, which covers equipment costs up to $75,000 at 0% interest. Matching funding through other grant or loan programs is also eligible.

How to apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Awards to eligible applicants will be made on a first come, first serve basis until all funds have been awarded or until January 31, 2024, whichever occurs first. (Projects must be completed by April 30, 2024, to be eligible for reimbursement.)