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DEED Awards Small Cities Development Grants

More than 40 grants totaling more than $24 million approved for Greater Minnesota communities

 


ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded more than $24 million for 43 infrastructure and rehabilitation 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.

“I’m working to improve infrastructure and access to housing for Minnesota families,” said Governor Tim Walz. “These grants are an essential investment in the resources of our communities.”

“Otherwise blighted or unhealthy spaces are a drain on a community’s economy,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “These investments lead to future economic growth.”

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:

Canby, $1,040,750

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Clearbrook, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Clinton, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Cottonwood/Boyd, $414,000

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Darfur, $395,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Deer River, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Deerwood, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Fergus Falls, $575,000

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Goodview, $599,265

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and multi-family rental rehabilitation.

Grygla, $382,375

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, multi-family rental rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Hackensack, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Hayfield, $581,900

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Hutchinson, $469,751

The funds will be used for multi-family rental rehabilitation.

Ironton, $543,625

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation, commercial building rehabilitation and public facility improvements.

Ivanhoe/Arco, $569,250

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Kasson, $517,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Keewatin, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Lake Bronson, $379,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Lake Wilson/Chandler, $414,000

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Lake County, $777,975

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Le Sueur, $600,000

The funds s will be used for multi-family rental rehabilitation improvements.

Lincoln County, $595,937

The funds will be used for rental housing rehabilitation.

Luverne, $534,940

The funds will be used for multi-family rental rehabilitation improvements.

Maynard, $599,775

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Milan/Watson, $784,000

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, rental housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Montgomery, $431,250

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Northome, $881,750

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and public facility improvements.

Norwood/Young America, $556,600

The funds will be used for multi-family rental rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Ostrander, $200,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Pine City, $770,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and commercial building rehabilitation.

Red Wing, $595,000

The funds will be used for multi-family rental rehabilitation improvements.

Revere, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Rushmore, $287,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Sacred Heart, $600,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Sandstone, $374,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Sartell, $513,000

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and multi-family rental rehabilitation.

St. Peter, $598,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Tamarack, $350,000

The funds will be used for public facility improvements.

Thief River Falls, $600,000

The funds will be used for streetscape and public facility improvements.

Tracy, $579,600

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Vernon Center, $887,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation and public facility improvements.

Warren, $241,500

The funds will be used for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.

Willmar, $750,000

The funds will be used for multi-family rental rehabilitation improvements.

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 DEED on Twitter.

 

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