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DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants

7/11/2018 11:54:39 AM

~Grants totaling $19 million approved for 35 Greater Minnesota communities~
 
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded 35 grants totaling more than $19 million for rehabilitation and infrastructure projects in Greater Minnesota. 
 
The Small Cities Development Program is part of the Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is funded by Congress. The program helps pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties. 
 
“The vitality of our communities depends upon strong infrastructure and good, affordable housing,” said Governor Mark Dayton. “These grants will help improve those essential resources in communities throughout Minnesota.”
 
“These grants provide an important investment in Greater Minnesota communities,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This funding will help to increase and improve much needed housing which leads to positive economic activity.” 
 
To be eligible for Small Cities funding, a project must meet one of three objectives: benefit people of low and moderate incomes, eliminate slum and blighted conditions, or eliminate an urgent threat to public health or safety. 
Cities and townships with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000 are eligible for grants under the program. Projects must be completed within 30 months, depending on size and scope. 
 
The following projects received funding:
 
Brainerd, $638,338 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Caledonia, $824,698 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Clarkfield, $1,107,430 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, commercial building rehabilitation, and a public facility project
 
Deerwood, $554,893 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Elgin, $303,600 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Emily, $229,000 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Eyota, $287,500 
Rental housing rehabilitation
 
Granite Falls, $625,888 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Kensington, $600,000 
Public facility improvements
 
Kerkhoven/DeGraff, $320,625 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Lake Benton, $634,800 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Lake City, $809,400 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Lake/Silver Bay, $508,750 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Mahnomen, $354,775 
Rental rehabilitation
 
Marshall, $603,750 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Melrose, $315,600 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building
 
Menahga, $236,700 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Morris, $421,875 
Rental housing rehabilitation
 
Onamia, $600,000 
Public facility improvements
 
Pine River, $595,000 
Public facility improvements 
 
Raymond, $437,000 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Red Lake Falls, $593,400 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Sabin, $258,525 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
St. James, $663,320 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, and commercial building rehabilitation
 
St. Joseph, $178,624 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Starbuck, $941,260 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, commercial building rehabilitation, and streetscape
 
Tyler/Ruthton, $460,000 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Verndale, $600,000 
Public facility improvements
 
Warroad, $599,955 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and rental housing rehabilitation
 
Willmar, $1,205,177 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, and commercial building rehabilitation
 
Willow River, $345,711 
Public facility improvements due to flooding damage
 
Windom, $418,600 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
Winger, $600,000 
Public facility improvements
 
Winnebago, $869,100 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and public facility improvements
 
Winona, $296,349 
Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation
 
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 its services, visit the DEED website or follow us on Twitter.
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