Minneapolis officials finalize applications for $7.5 million in recovery funding

Minneapolis City Council Members will finalize the City's applications for two major grant programs being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Together, the two sets of grants will amount to approximately $7.5 million in funding for projects in Minneapolis, creating both temporary construction jobs and permanent jobs in the city.

Both sets of grants are dollars distributed using formulas by the federal government to cities, counties, and states. Minneapolis expects to receive $3.9 million in Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and approximately $3.6 million in Community Development Block Grant Recovery funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

City leaders developed the Minneapolis Economic Recovery Strategy to seek federal funding that preserves and creates jobs and makes public investments that translate into a more competitive future for the people of Minneapolis and this entire region. Over the next several months, Minneapolis will apply for federal recovery funding for a variety of critical projects and initiatives – from public safety and infrastructure to technology and building a green economy.

Meeting details:

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants

City Council Health, Energy, and Environment Committee meeting
2 p.m. June 1
(time is approximate—committee meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.)
City Council Chamber, room 317 of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

Community Development Block Grant Recovery

Special joint meeting of the City Council Ways & Means and Community Development Committees, followed immediately by a special City Council meeting.
1:45 p.m. June 2
City Council Chamber, room 317 of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

At both meetings, City Council Members will review and finalize their priorities for the grant funding. For more information on the grants, you can view the staff report on the Community Development Block Grant Recovery funding on the City's website.

May 29, 2009

Published May. 29, 2009