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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 through the Great Streets program. Open application period 


Economic Development

  • Great Streets Business District Support Request for Proposals
    CPED issued the annual Great Streets Business District Support (BDS) RFP on January 24, 2019. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019. 
    • The RFP document (PDF) contains the information needed to submit a responsive proposal, including: restrictions to Great Streets-eligible geographic areas, eligible and ineligible activities, contract requirements, evaluation criteria, and important dates. Please review this carefully. 
    • The RFP Proposal Form is the Word document for organizations to use and submit as outlined in the RFP document.
    • The Budget template is the Excel document for organizations to use and submit as outlined in the RFP document. 
    • Q&A Document (PDF)

    For more information contact Rebecca Parrell at (612) 673-5018.

  • D-TAP Small Real Estate Developers Training Solicitation
    The City of Minneapolis is requesting proposals to teach and enhance the Small Real Estate Developers Training Course (D-TAP) in 2019. The City is looking for trainers for two scopes: a. training, and b. curriculum and case study development. Responders can propose one or both scopes. Proposals are due by February 8, 2019.

Heritage Preservation

Housing Development

  • Minneapolis Homes 'Missing Middle' Development Opportunity
    The City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department seeks residential development proposals from qualified nonprofit and for-profit developers for three higher density development sites in north Minneapolis. Applicants may apply for one, two, or all three sites. Proposals that maximize residential development use of the land while achieving City goals for creating affordable (homeownership or rental) housing opportunities at 80% of area median income or less are a priority for the City of Minneapolis. Announcement of Development Opportunity (PDF)

    Direct inquiries to [email protected].

    Submit all documents linked below to [email protected] by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
  • Inclusionary Housing Policy and Long Term Homeownership Program Design
    The City of Minneapolis seeks proposals from qualified consulting firms for two scopes of work. Respondents may apply for one or both scopes of work:

    Scope 1: Inclusionary Housing Policy: Developing a comprehensive inclusionary housing policy.

    Scope 2: Long Term Affordable Homeownership Program Design: Analyzing long term affordable homeownership program resale formula options and program design.

    See the Requests for Proposals (PDF) for more information. Proposals are due by a new EXTENDED timeline: 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
  • 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].

  • 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 Feb 28, 2019



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