Grant applications for environmental remediation projects are periodically offered by Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), the Metropolitan Council, and Hennepin County. The City works with potential applicants to review proposed projects and submit to the grantors the applications that reflect the best combination of development potential, consistency with City and neighborhood plans, job and/or affordable housing creation, and sustainable construction practices.
For a property or project located within Minneapolis, the City must (in most cases) be the official applicant, and/or the City Council must approve a resolution in support of the application, for that application to be considered by the grantors. However, the grant application must be prepared by the owner/developer that is seeking the funding. The pre-application process outlined below is designed to generate the City Council resolution of support required by the grantors.