Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA)
Focus on building tax base and jobs
TBRA provides $5 million annually to investigate and clean up brownfields - contaminated land, ground water, or buildings - for redevelopment. TBRA provides key support for a wide range of projects, from affordable and market rate multi‐family housing to commercial and industrial redevelopment.
- Clean up contaminated sites in the 7‐county metropolitan region
- Increase communities’ local tax base
- Add or preserve living wage jobs
- Produce affordable housing
- Expand each community’s range of housing choices
- Develop compactly
- Efficiently use existing transit and sewer services
- Encourage use of existing parks or walking trails
- Support projects that are poised for redevelopment
A competitive application relies on a public‐private partnership between a city, county or local development authority and a private developer or land‐owner to complete a redevelopment. Typically programs at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and Hennepin/Ramsey County complement TBRA awards.
From 1996-2014, the Metropolitan Council awarded 393 pollution cleanup grants totaling over $105 million to projects in 45 cities and towns. New and completed projects are projected to net over $96 million increase in annual net tax capacity and more than 43,000 new and retained jobs.
2018 TBRA Funding Schedule
May 1 - Spring Round applications due for TBRA Cleanup, Site Investigation and Pilot Programs
July - Spring Round funding awarded
November 1, 3 p.m. - Fall Round applications due for TBRA Cleanup, Site Investigation and Pilot Programs
January - Fall Round funding awarded
2018 Fall Grant Open House
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