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Redevelopment Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota Public Agencies
for Economic Revitalization Projects

GrantWatch ID#: 176576
Agency Type:

State

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

02/01/17 4:00 PM Receipt

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Grants to Minnesota cities, counties, and economic development authorities, port authorities, and housing and redevelopment authorities to revitalize commercial, industrial, and residential areas. Priority will be given to projects that meet at least one of the following characteristics:

-Contamination remediation needs in conjunction with a redevelopment project;
-Project meets current tax increment financing requirements for a redevelopment district and tax increments will contribute to the project;
-Redevelopment potential within the municipality;
-Proximity to public transit if located in the metropolitan area;
-Multi-jurisdictional projects that take into account the need for affordable housing, transportation, and environmental impact;
-Advances or promotes the Green Economy.

Eligible Costs
-Public acquisition*
-Demolition
-Interior abatement
-Infrastructure Improvements (e.g., water and sewer, standard sidewalks, lights, roads, etc.)
-Ponding
-Environmental Infrastructure

*Although the statute recognizes acquisition as an eligible expense, DEED will only consider public acquisition, and these costs are only eligible as matching costs.

Available funding amounts vary, depending on Legislative appropriation. According to Legislative requirement, if enough eligible applications are received, half of the grant money will be awarded to projects outside of the seven-county metropolitan area and the other half will be awarded to projects within the seven-county metropolitan area.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants for this program are statutory or home rule charter cities, economic development authorities, housing and redevelopment authorities, counties, or port authorities.

Eligible Sites: Redevelopment projects where there was previous development and the need to recycle the land for a more productive use exists. Sites are only eligible where there is a change from one developed use to another.

Ineligible Costs
-Construction
-Contingencies
-Building Rehabilitation
-Environmental Remediation (soil and groundwater)
-Administration
-Streetscape
-Soft Costs

Deadlines for submitting applications are February 1 and August 1 each year when funding is available.

Applications must be received by DEED’s Brownfields and Redevelopment Unit by 4:00 PM on the due date to be considered for funding.

It is required that the applicant pay for at least one-half of the redevelopment costs as a local match to obtain a redevelopment grant. The match can come from any money available to the applicant.

Redevelopment costs incurred up to 12 months prior to the application due date can only be included as part of the local match. These costs must meet the redevelopment costs definition and must be proven to be associated with and necessary for the redevelopment. These prior costs should be identified in the Cost Analysis budget section of the application.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kristin Lukes
651-259-7451 / 800-657-3858
kristin.lukes@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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