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DEED Awards 35 Small Cities Development Grants

May 27, 2014

Madeline Koch, 651-259-7236
Madeline.Koch@state.mn.us

ST. PAUL – Grants totaling $17.25 million were awarded to 35 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure.  

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding under its Small Cities Development Program.  

“The Small Cities Development Program is a necessary resource for many small towns in greater Minnesota,” said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “The program allows communities to complete projects that may have not otherwise moved forward and create local jobs.”  

The Small Cities Development Program makes grants available to cities and townships with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000.  

Funding is awarded to eligible communities for rehabilitating existing housing stock for low- to moderate-income residents; public infrastructure projects including water and sewer improvements, and comprehensive projects that address a community need such as commercial revitalization, housing rehabilitation and improved public infrastructure.  

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and our services, visit us at http://mn.gov/deed/. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/mndeed.  

 

2014 Small Cities Development Program Grants

Northwest

 

Badger – $223,104
Rental housing rehabilitation  

Climax – $320,000
Sanitary sewer treatment improvements  

Crookston – $350,000
Rental housing rehabilitation  

Oklee – $379,500
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Oslo – $399,280
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Mahnomen – $552,000
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation  

 

 

North Central

 

Akeley – $345,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Backus – $410,000
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Deer River – $772,875
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Grand Rapids – $615,552
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Kelliher – $600,000
Water distribution line improvements and water tower construction
 

Riverton – $309,500
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and replacement of water distribution lines  

Verndale – $645,880
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and replacement of sanitary sewer lines
 

 

 

Northeast

 

Cook County – $350,175
Rental housing and commercial building rehabilitation  

Beaver Bay – $425,250
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

 

West Central

 

Breckenridge – $459,600
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Campbell – $286,800
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Chokio – $342,000
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Clara City – $613,295
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Glenwood – $249,750
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Herman – $320,000
Water tower construction  

Sacred Heart – $600,000
Replacement of water distribution lines  

 

Central

 

Princeton – $370,300
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation  

Sartell – $395,000
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation  

 

Southwest

 

Jeffers – $487,900
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 

Luverne – $941,760
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Mountain Lake – $890,900
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, construction of a well and construction of a water line from the well to the water treatment facility  

Tracy – $740,900
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and construction of a mechanical wastewater treatment facility

 

 

South Central

 

Arlington – $262,194
Rental housing rehabilitation  

Gaylord – $598,086
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation
 

Lewisville – $576,000
Improvements to water distribution lines and rehabilitation of a water tower
 

Vernon Center – $678,500
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation

 

Southeast

 

Austin – $497,200
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation  

Red Wing – $683,184
Owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation  

Wanamingo – $552,521
Owner-occupied and rental housing rehabilitation

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Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.