Development Notices & Requests for Proposals
Following is a listing of active Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and program nominations being solicited by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED).
General Conditions are terms and conditions that the City expects all of its Contractors to meet. By proposing, the proposer agrees to be bound by these requirements unless otherwise noted in the Proposal. The proposer may suggest alternative language to any section. Some negotiation is possible to accommodate the proposer’s suggestions.
- The City has financing available through the Commercial Property Development Fund (CPDF). The economic inclusion purpose of this tool is to fill significant funding gaps by providing forgivable patient debt capital for commercial real estate development and acquisition in the city of Minneapolis, with a focus on economically challenged areas. CPDF provides developers and small businesses with patient debt capital on favorable terms to facilitate the completion of commercial real estate development and acquisition.
Download and review the Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) for more details.
- Livable Communities Program – The City of Minneapolis is a voluntary participant in the Livable Communities Program funded by the Metropolitan Regional Council. The program provides funding for communities to invest in local economic revitalization, affordable housing initiatives, and development or redevelopment that connects different land uses and transportation. The program is an incentive-based approach to help communities grow and redevelop to address the region’s affordable and lifecycle housing needs.
Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)
Transit Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD)
Local Housing Incentive Account (LHIA) – This funding source is applied for through Minnesota Housing’s annual Consolidated RFP.
- CPED is seeking applications for gap financing assistance for commercial development projects in neighborhood business districts through the Great Streets program. Open application period
- Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
The City of Minneapolis is releasing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for: (1) Minneapolis Homes: Financing which provides financing for 1-20 unit ownership new construction and rehab development, (2) Missing Middle Rental Pilot Program that provides financing for 2-20 unit rental new construction development, and (3) 628 Franklin Ave E. Development Opportunity. See applicable program information below.
Approximately 300 vacant City-owned parcels and $5 million of financing will be available for development activities through the NOFA. Program funding comes from the City of Minneapolis and its funding partners and is subject to change.
1. Minneapolis Homes: Financing
The goal of the Minneapolis Homes: Financing Program is to eliminate racial disparities in homeownership and develop one to 20 units of ownership housing affordable and accessible to low to moderate income households throughout the City of Minneapolis.
The City of Minneapolis has consolidated multiple housing development and financing activities under the Minneapolis Homes: Financing umbrella. Pathways include development and rehabilitation of ownership housing and stabilization of occupied housing units.
To learn more, view NOFA trainings, and view application materials please visit the MH: Financing webpage.
The MH: Financing application submissions are due at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to [email protected].
Questions can be directed to Kevin Knase at 612-357-1505.
2. Missing Middle Rental Housing Pilot
The goal of the Missing Middle Rental Pilot Program is to produce new two to 20 unit rental housing projects on vacant land throughout the City of Minneapolis and provide affordable housing to tenants below 50% of area median income.
To learn more, view NOFA trainings, and view application materials please visit the Missing Middle Rental Pilot webpage.
Missing Middle Rental Pilot application submissions are due at 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to the sharepoint site. Prior to applicant submission, you must request access to the sharepoint site.
Questions can be directed to Jamie Radel at 612-673-5263.
3. Development Opportunity – 628 Franklin Ave E.
The City of Minneapolis is soliciting development proposals for the vacant structure at 628 Franklin Ave E. Learn more about the development opportunity.
The City is soliciting proposals for any type of development at this site. There is currently a significant need for deeply affordable, low barrier housing for persons experiencing homelessness in our community as a result of an increase in unsheltered homelessness since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City may be able provide federal assistance to help underwrite some of the rehabilitation costs for projects identified as serving people experiencing homelessness to prepare and respond to costs created by the coronavirus.
• December 17, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• January 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• NEW: January 28, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Applicants must attend an open house. Individual showings will not be offered.
Proposals are due no later than 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 to the sharepoint site. Prior to applicant submission, you must request access to the sharepoint site.
Please direct questions you may have on the property to Arlene Robinson.
The City of Minneapolis will be providing multiple training sessions about the NOFA. Sessions include an introduction to Minneapolis Homes: Financing and working with the City as well as development pathway specific training sessions. All training sessions will be posted here by late December.
• Introduction to Minneapolis Homes: Financing – available now
• Minneapolis homes and Missing Middle Rental Question and Answer Session – available now
• Question and Answers document (PDF)
Development Pathways – available by late December
• Minneapolis Homes: Financing - 1-20 unit ownership housing New Construction or Rehabilitation
• Minneapolis Homes: Financing - Stabilization of occupied housing
• Missing Middle Rental Housing Pilot – 2-20 unit rental housing, new construction
After completion of the training sessions applicants can contact Minneapolis Homes staff to ask questions or to discuss their proposals. Sign up for the live question and answer session with staff on Wednesday, January 6th, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Homes: Financing Evaluation Survey
CPED staff will be accepting NOFA related questions to [email protected] until Friday, January 8th. All questions will be posted to this page by Friday, January 15th.
- Hennepin County is soliciting proposals for homeless prevention, rapid rehousing and assessment services for the housing stability area of the Human Services and Public Health Department.
This includes activities which will rapidly rehouse homeless households, assist imminently homeless households with retaining their permanent housing, complete coordinated entry assessments for families and provide combined shelter diversion and coordinated entry assessments for youth.
The "Super RFP" anticipates awarding over $9 million in funding for the 2021-23 biennium and includes FHPAP, CoC, ESG, and County funds. The County will fund multiple proposals for rapid rehousing, multiple proposals or homelessness prevention, only proposal for family assessment and may fund at least one proposal for youth assessment and diversion.
- The City of Minneapolis (City) and Hennepin County (County) received approximately $17.5 million in federal funding through allocations of Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) funding. A prior RFP from Hennepin County allocated a significant portion of this funding. Up to $2.5 million for one or more applicants for the community’s ESG-CV funding is covered in this Request for Proposals (RFP).
ESG-CV funding is designed to help local homeless assistance, prevention and housing providers deliver services, financial assistance and housing necessary to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among persons experiencing homelessness. This funding is unique from the FY19 and FY20 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and it is subject to availability and the appropriation of the ESG-CV funding.
The City and County are now accepting proposals for Rapid Re-Housing. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal will improve the housing stability of households at risk of COVID-19 served by their program.
More information and the application materials can be found on Hennepin County’s website.
- The City of Minneapolis (City) and Hennepin County (County) received approximately $17.5 million in funding through allocations of federal Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) funding. Up to $14 million of the community’s ESG-CV funding is covered in this Request for Proposals (RFP).
ESG-CV funding is designed to help local homeless assistance, prevention and housing providers deliver services, financial assistance and housing necessary to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among persons experiencing homelessness. This funding is unique from the FY19, FY20, and it is subject to availability and the appropriation of the ESG-CV funding.
The City and County will be accepting proposals for four specific areas, and for each will prioritize applicants who are able to demonstrate how their proposal will improve the housing stability of the households served by their program:
A. Emergency Shelter;
B. Street Outreach;
C. Rapid Re-Housing and
D. Homelessness Prevention (Shelter Diversion)
Go the Supplier Portal to review and respond to this event. If you have not previously registered, you must do so prior to submitting a response.
For training materials and assistance, please visit the Supplier Portal web page.
- Minneapolis Homes Request for Program Design Qualifications: Long Term Affordability Home Sale Model
The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks qualifications from outside organizations for home sale models that will achieve City goals for preserving affordable homeownership opportunities at 80% of area median income or less throughout the City of Minneapolis.
Qualified home sale models will be eligible to access long term affordability homebuyer assistance funds and properties restricted for sale through long term affordable home sale models in South and Northeast Minneapolis, subject to Minneapolis Homes program guidelines.
See the Request for Qualifications (doc) for additional information. Direct inquiries to [email protected].
- CPED is a suballocator of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the state. Tax credits are offered through an annual RFP process pursuant to the Qualified Allocation Plan. Proposals are due annually.
- Affordable Housing Trust Fund Program funds are used to provide gap financing (the difference between conventional financing and project costs) for affordable and mixed-income rental housing production and preservation projects. Proposals are due annually.
- CPED seeks nominations for projects to include in its new Higher Density Corridor Housing Initiative . The program provides a new funding source for public acquisition of sites for multifamily housing development on or near community, commercial and transit corridors. Open application period.
Last updated Feb 12, 2021