Learn more about funding programs that assist with the cost of cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated sites on Tuesday, February 18.
You are invited to learn about local public grants that help pay the cost of cleaning up contaminated sites known as brownfields. Brownfield properties are often close to a high-quality workforce, good transportation, and transit. We are interested in helping redevelopment that will yield jobs, increased local tax base, and leverage private investment while avoiding costly new public infrastructure.
In the Minnesota metropolitan area, there are multiple opportunities for funding to remediate contaminated sites. Representatives from the Metropolitan Council, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will summarize program requirements and describe how to apply for funding.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
Cities, Counties, EDAs, HRAs, and Port Authorities. (Private organizations redeveloping real estate are encouraged to work with eligible applicants to apply.)
Over $8 million in grant funds (and low-cost loans) will be available to investigate and clean sites contaminated with:
Soil vapor contamination
Asbestos and hazardous materials
Applications for the next competitive grant round are due May 1.
The Brownfields Resource Guide provides quick access to information on loans, grants, reimbursement, tax assistance, and technical assistance provided by federal, state and local government agencies to help investigate and cleanup contaminated sites.
Redevelopment Grant and Demolition Loan Programs Presentation (July 2019)