DEED Grants

We help with the cost of redeveloping blighted property in the city. This program is from the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

Overview of grant program

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) 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 eligible redevelopment costs for a qualifying site, with a 50% local match (typically paid by the owner or developer).

Grants can pay for:

  • Demolition of an entire structure (partial/interior demolition is ineligible)
  • Infrastructure improvements (e.g., water and sewer, standard sidewalks, standard exterior public lights, roads, etc.) 
  • Geotechnical soil stabilization when infill is required
  • Ponding, stormwater handling or other environmental infrastructure
  • Certain types of interior environmental abatement at sites where a subsequent redevelopment will occur

The next round of this DEED program will have a final application deadline of February 1, 2024.

Please note: the City’s Brownfield Grant Program has information about potential funding sources for environmental costs related to new development projects.

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The City's pre-application process
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DEED project timing requirements
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Kevin Carroll

Principal Project Coordinator

Community Planning & Economic Development





Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415