Local grants for cleaning contamination and building a better community

Posted In: Communities
Date: 9/5/2019 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Event Locations:

Walker Library
2880 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408 | Google Map

You are invited to a panel presentation on September 5 to learn about local public grants that help pay the cost of cleaning up contaminated sites often known as brownfields.

Brownfield properties often are close to a high-quality workforce, good transportation, and transit. We are interested in helping redevelopment that will increase the local tax base, add jobs or affordable housing units and leverage private investment while avoiding costly new public infrastructure.

A tour of the Sons of Norway mixed-use building being constructed by Ryan Companies will follow the session. Spaces are limited. Individuals must RSVP to attend the tour. Wear appropriate clothing (long pants) and footwear (work boots or hard-soled leather shoes). Please bring safety vests, safety glasses and hard hat, if available. A limited number of safety gear items will be available.

Presentation: 9:15 – 10:15 am at Walker Library, Minneapolis
Building tour: 10:15 – 11:15 am at Sons of Norway, Minneapolis

Funding opportunities

In the Minnesota metropolitan area, there are multiple opportunities for funding to remediate contaminated sites. Panelists will include:

  • Hennepin County

  • Ramsey County

  • Met Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA)

  • Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED)

Applications for the next competitive grant cycle are due November 1. How to apply for TBRA grants

Eligibility for funding

Cities, counties, EDAs, HRAs, and port authorities are eligible to apply for funding. Private organizations redeveloping real estate sites held back by the costs of dealing with contamination are encouraged to work with applicants to apply.

More than $8 million in grant funds (and low-cost loans) will be available to investigate and clean up sites with:

  • Petroleum contamination

  • Groundwater contamination

  • Soil contamination

  • Asbestos and hazardous materials


Contact Marcus Martin to register at marcus.martin@metc.state.mn.us or 651-602-1054

Posted In: Communities


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