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Development Notices & Requests for Proposals

Following is a listing of active Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and program nominations being solicited by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED).

General Conditions are terms and conditions that the City expects all of its Contractors to meet. By proposing, the proposer agrees to be bound by these requirements unless otherwise noted in the Proposal. The proposer may suggest alternative language to any section. Some negotiation is possible to accommodate the proposer’s suggestions.

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  • The City of Minneapolis is seeking proposals from local non-profit organizations that provide direct business technical assistance and training to small businesses and microenterprises located in Minneapolis. The total funding available for the Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) in 2020 is $650,000 and we expect to receive multiple proposals. Submissions are due by Monday, March 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

    Business Technical Assistance Program NOFA 2020 (PDF)
    Exhibit A- 2020 BTAP Funding Application (doc)
    Exhibit B - Consent for release (doc)  
    Questions and Answers (PDF)

  • The City of Minneapolis is seeking innovative and community-oriented developer(s) to redevelop one or both of two different sites at Lyndale Ave and W Lake Street intersection. They are: SITE A: a 1-acre surface parking lot known as the “Garfield Lot” and SITE B: 2920 Lyndale Ave S. 

    Lyn-Lake Parking Facilities RFP 

    Due to the City of Minneapolis State of Emergency, the deadline to submit proposals in response to the Lyn-Lake Parking Facilities RFP has been postponed until future notice. When a new deadline is determined there will be a minimum four week notice prior to submissions being due.

  • The City of Minneapolis is seeking proposals for redevelopment of two contiguous parcels of land in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood – Lot A, which is owned by the City, and Lot A1, which is owned by Hennepin County. Both lots are near and northwest of the corner of 4th Street South and Cedar Avenue.

  • The City seeks to create an Africa Village cultural area and public market, which will provide both shopping and economic development opportunities for rising entrepreneurs. The development may also include affordable housing, public/community space and parking. Submissions were due by Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

    Lot A RFP 

  • Livable Communities Program – The City of Minneapolis is a voluntary participant in the Livable Communities Program funded by the Metropolitan Regional Council. The program provides funding for communities to invest in local economic revitalization, affordable housing initiatives, and development or redevelopment that connects different land uses and transportation. The program is an incentive-based approach to help communities grow and redevelop to address the region’s affordable and lifecycle housing needs.
    Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA)
    Transit Oriented Development (LCDA-TOD)
    Local Housing Incentive Account (LHIA) – This funding source is applied for through Minnesota Housing’s annual Consolidated RFP.

  • CPED is seeking applications for gap financing assistance for commercial development projects in neighborhood business districts through the Great Streets program. Open application period 


Housing Development

  • Minneapolis Homes Notice of Funding Availability: Housing Stabilization Pilot Program
    As rents have increased and vacancy rates have fallen, families with low to moderate incomes are faced with increasingly precarious affordability concerns with respect to one-to-four-unit rental properties.

    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED) is now calling for community-led proposals to advance the work in one-to-four-unit housing. Qualified organizations are encouraged to propose activities, programs and initiatives that provide creative solutions to address barriers to housing stability for low-to-moderate income households living in one-to-four-unit rental housing in the City of Minneapolis.

    Program funding may be allocated to one or more chosen applicants. Any entity authorized to do business in Minnesota and in good standing with the Secretary of State is encouraged to apply. Only one proposal per organization will be funded.

    See the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for additional information. The application is due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020. Direct inquiries to [email protected].
  • Minneapolis Homes Request for Program Design Qualifications: Long Term Affordability Home Sale Model
    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks qualifications from outside organizations for home sale models that will achieve City goals for preserving affordable homeownership opportunities at 80% of area median income or less throughout the City of Minneapolis.

    Qualified home sale models will be eligible to access long term affordability homebuyer assistance funds and properties restricted for sale through long term affordable home sale models in South and Northeast Minneapolis, subject to Minneapolis Homes program guidelines.

    See the Request for Qualifications (doc) for additional information. Direct inquiries to [email protected].

  • CPED is a suballocator of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) for the state. Tax credits are offered through an annual RFP process pursuant to the Qualified Allocation Plan. Proposals are due annually.
  • Affordable Housing Trust Fund Program funds are used to provide gap financing (the difference between conventional financing and project costs) for affordable and mixed-income rental housing production and preservation projects. Proposals are due annually.
  • CPED seeks nominations for projects to include in its new Higher Density Corridor Housing Initiative . The program provides a new funding source for public acquisition of sites for multifamily housing development on or near community, commercial and transit corridors. Open application period.  

CPED RFP Archive

Last updated Mar 20, 2020



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