Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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Livable Communities grants

The Metropolitan Council offers grants for some real estate projects. The grant program gives people more options for housing and jobs.
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Affordable Housing Trust Fund

We help developers create more affordable rental housing in the city.
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Ownership and Opportunity Fund

Our program offers funding for commercial real estate development in the city. We focus on economically challenged areas. Formerly called the Commercial Property Development Fund.
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DEED Grants

We help our community make blighted land useful again.
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Bank Qualified Bank Direct Tax Exempt Loan

We offer tax-exempt financing to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Tax Increment Financing

We support community improvement projects with public financing. Tax increment financing (TIF) is one tool we can use for these projects.
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Common Bond Fund Revenue Bonds

Growing manufacturing companies can get loans through this program.
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Revenue Bond

This program provides funding for many types of building projects.
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501c3 revenue bonds

We offer low-cost bond financing to nonprofits.
Basset Creek Valley brownfield grant program in Minneapolis

Brownfield Grants

Our program assists owners of contaminated property. You can apply for grant funds to help with cleanup costs.
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Housing and development assistance

The City has many affordable housing programs. They're available to home buyers, rental property owners and property developers.