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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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  • 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 (map of eligible areas) through the Great Streets program . Open application period 


Economic Development

  • B-TAP Professional Series Solicitation
    The City is soliciting ideas from local professionals and technical assistance providers. Responders will propose an idea for some sort of technical assistance that meets a need that small businesses have. If selected, responders will deliver their impactful idea in a short timeframe (March to August, 2019). Awards vary from $2,500 to $7,500, depending on the level of detail and impact on the target population. Up to five ideas will be selected.
      • B-TAP Professional Series Solicitation (PDF)
      • B-TAP Professional Series Application (doc)

Employment and Training

Heritage Preservation

Streetcar Commercial Building Context and Intensive Thematic Survey RFQ
The City of Minneapolis seeks qualifications for preparation of a streetcar commercial building context and intensive thematic survey for the City of Minneapolis. Responses are due 4:00 p.m. (Minneapolis Time), January 31, 2019

Housing Development

  • The City of Minneapolis and the Hennepin County Office to End Homelessness are soliciting proposals for Homeless Street Outreach Services. The target population is people who are experiencing homelessness and sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, chronic users of services, and those in encampments and those who sleep on the Metro Transit Light Rails. Approximately $300,000 will be available annually for a single, qualified provider to deliver street outreach services for a period of five years. The provider’s contract would be evaluated annually for renewal based on performance. The contract period is proposed to begin on or about January 1, 2019.
  • 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].
  • Minneapolis Homes Request for Qualifications: Home Ownership Works (HOW) program Developers

    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks qualifications from non-profit organizations to become HOW program approved developers that will achieve City goals for providing affordable homeownership opportunities at 80% of area median income or less throughout the City of Minneapolis.

    Home Ownership Works (HOW) is designed to address the goal of providing home ownership opportunities for households who otherwise would have difficulty in attaining home ownership. It is also designed to address the problem of abandoned and foreclosed houses through either rehabilitation or demolition and new construction.
    The program serves the following objectives:

• Provides decent, long term affordable home ownership opportunities for households who would normally experience challenges in achieving home ownership

 Addresses the problem of vacant and deteriorated structures

 Helps the City maintain a base of owner occupants

 Helps combat the impacts of the foreclosure crisis

 For more details refer to HOW manual

Qualified organizations will be eligible to access value and affordability gap assistance funds, subject to Home Ownership Works program guidelines.

Proposals will be selected according to the following timeline:

9/21/2018 - RFP released (also HOW RFQ and LTA RFQ)
9/27/2018 - Information Session
10/10/2018 - RFQ for LTA/HOW due to be considered for RFP funding
November 2018 - Developer Selection Announced

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

  • Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance RFP

    The City of Minneapolis has released its third round of development assistance funding through its Minneapolis Homes Program with an anticipated $2.5 million available for Project Gap and/or Affordability Gap for new construction homes on City-owned vacant lots.

    See the Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance Request for Proposals page for additional information. Direct inquiries to [email protected].


  • East Bank Village Qualified Contract Purchase Opportunity – 11/10/2016
    East Bank Village
    East Bank Village is a 30-unit property located at 24 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. The unit mix is comprised of 7 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and 8 three-bedroom apartments located on the building’s second and third floors. The first floor is a separate commercial development that is a separate legal and tax parcel with no shared ownership to the housing component.

    The individual units are designed with an open floor plan with 6 foot high windows to allow for ample natural light and central air. The kitchens are equipped with a dishwasher and disposal, and the closets are spacious for maximum storage. Each apartment has its own furnace, giving residents control of their electric and gas bill.

    The property is subject to a Declaration of Land Use Restrictive Covenants for Housing Tax Credits imposing rent and income restrictions for a 30-year period ending 2031. The property is currently in year 15 of its tax credit compliance period and the current owner is offering the property for sale by Qualified Contract per Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit rules.

    The Qualified Contract Price as specified by Section 42 formula is $4,849,143.

    Please refer to East Bank Village Qualified Contract listing for additional information. Please refer to the state’s Qualified Contract Guide for additional information regarding qualified contracts generally.

    Preservation of at risk subsidized rental housing is a priority specified in the City of Minneapolis Affordable Housing Policy Resolution. Housing for families with children (2+ bedroom units) is the City’s highest preservation priority. The City of Minneapolis has made a subordinate loan of $1.1 million in support of East Bank Village’s affordable units and is seeking an experienced affordable housing development partner to pursue a qualified offer on the property.

    Inquiries of the City regarding East Bank Village Qualified Contract should be directed to Scott Ehrenberg / (612) 673-5067 or Dollie Crowther / (612) 673-5263.

    Inquiries of the owner regarding East Bank Village should be directed to:
    Mandy Grant
    Greco Properties
    607 Washington Ave N, Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    (612) 630-2450
  • 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 Jan 22, 2019



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