University of Minnesota
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program


MnTAP begins a waste reduction project focused on organics for Ramsey and Washington Counties.

The Metropolitan Council Environmental Services awards a contract to MnTAP to provide water conservation assistance to metropolitan businesses with private wells.


Long-time MnTAP Director, Cindy McComas, retires from MnTAP.

Laura Babcock is named new MnTAP Director.

MnTAP completes the DOE-funded project (Phase I) for developing energy efficiency resources for Minnesota businesses. Phase II begins in the fall.

MnTAP completes the U.S. EPA Region 5 grant for providing pollution prevention and energy efficiency assistance to hospitality facilities.

MnTAP begins U.S. Department of Agriculture-supported projects on wastewater treatment plant energy efficiency.

MPCA awards MnTAP a sub-contract to provide assistance to fiber reinforced plastics facilities as part of a U.S. EPA Region 5 grant.

MnTAP begins two projects funded by the U.S. EPA Region 5: one focused on reducing organic waste in event centers and one focused on reducing blue wrap waste in surgical centers.


MnTAP celebrates 25 years of providing technical assistance to Minnesota businesses.

The Department of Energy (DOE) awards MnTAP through the Minnesota Department of Commerce a grant to further develop energy efficiency resources for Minnesota businesses. The grant is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Xcel Energy provides funding for a variety of projects at MnTAP including trainings and two intern projects.

MnTAP completes the industrial energy efficiency and benchmarking study for the Minnesota Department of Commerce.