The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is an outreach program at the University of Minnesota. MnTAP helps Minnesota businesses develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source, maximize efficient use of resources, and reduce energy use and costs to improve public health and the environment.

This partnership began in 2012 with funding provided through the Clean Water Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature. Through 2019, the Met Council has funded 29 MnTAP interns at businesses throughout the metro area, with a water savings of over 230 million gallons of water and a cost savings of over $1.6 million per year.


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For more information on the program, see the University of Minnesota’s MnTAP page or contact Brian Davis at