Dry Cleaner Cost Share program

Person using an iron to press a pair of slacks on an ironing board at a small dry cleaning businessMinnesota has banned the use of Perchloroethylene (perc) as a dry-cleaning solvent starting in 2026. (Minnesota Legislature HF 91, Section 4)

This cost-share funding will provide up to $20,000 to help your dry-cleaning business switch away from perc.

The Legislature set aside $355,000 to help businesses transition. Additional funding opportunities will be available until all $355,000 in funds have been awarded or until June 30, 2024, whichever occurs first.

Grant rounds

The first grant round ended October 4. Remaining funds will be available soon! Watch this webpage or sign up for email updates to be notified when funding is available.

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Background: Why it's important 

Making a switch from Perc has many benefits:

  • Save money on disposal and purchase costs 
  • Reduce regulatory requirements 
  • Reduce employee and customer exposure to harmful chemicals 
  • Operate an environmentally conscious business