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Redevelopment Grant Program

The Redevelopment Grant Program helps communities with the costs of redeveloping blighted industrial, residential, or commercial sites and putting land back into productive use.


Grants pay up to half of the redevelopment costs for a qualifying site, with a 50% local match. Eligible applicants are cities, counties, port authorities, housing and redevelopment authorities, and economic development authorities.

Grants can assist with the cost of public land acquisition (if public ownership is necessary to facilitate redevelopment), building and site demolition, infrastructure improvements, soil stabilization, ponding or other environmental infrastructure, and costs necessary for the adaptive reuse of buildings, such as asbestos abatement and lead paint mitigation. Grants do no provide assistance for building construction, renovation, or rehabilitation.

At least half of the grant funds available will be awarded to sites located outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, given that a sufficient number of eligible applications are received from outstate applicants.

View more information about the Redevelopment Grant Program.

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