Livable Communities Grants

Investing in community vitality

The 1995 Livable Communities Act (LCA) funds community investment that revitalizes economies, creates affordable housing, and links different land uses and transportation.  LCA’s voluntary, incentive-based approach leverages partnerships and shared resources to help communities achieve their regional and local goals. See Livable Communities Program Facts.

The Council awards 4 types of grants to communities

Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA)

Cleans up contaminated sites for redevelopment that creates jobs and/or produces affordable housing. More about TBRA grants.

Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)

Supports development and redevelopment that links housing, jobs, and services and demonstrates efficient and cost-effective use of land and infrastructure. More about LCDA grants.

Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA)

Produces and preserves affordable housing choices for low to moderate incomes. More about LHIA grants.

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Catalyzes development around light rail, commuter rail, and high frequency bus stations. More about TOD grants.

2016 Funding

See the 2016 funding availability notice (pdf)

Who can apply?

A public resolution of support is required. Developers cannot apply or be Council grantees. However, developers are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants to submit applications.

(Please note - some cities hold preliminary RFP processes to select their partners prior to submitting an application to the Met Council; inquire with individual cities on their submission process.)