The pre-application process is closed.
- The City of Minneapolis began accepting pre-applications for LCDA and TOD development grants in March.
A $750 application fee was due by the application deadline. We do not accept late applications.
We reserve the right to:
Accept or reject all funding requests
Rescind the request for proposals
- City staff reviewed proposals through a set selection process. Factors included:
- Project readiness
- Conformance with City plans and program requirements
We recommended up to three applications for each program. Each city may submit only three applications per program.
- Pre-applications released: March 22, 2023
- Pre-applications due: April 21, 2023
- Recommendation to BIHZ Committee: June 20, 2023
- City Council decision: June 28, 2023
- LCDA/TOD draft application: July 28, 2023
- LCDA/TOD application submission: August 14, 2023
You must submit an online pre-application for LCDA and TOD grants.
Development grant process
- The City requires a $750 pre-application fee for LCDA and TOD Development grants.
- LCDA and TOD development grants are very competitive.
- Not all projects submitting pre-applications will be able to submit applications to the Metropolitan Council.
- The Metropolitan Council receives more requests for funding than they have funding available.
- We give selection preference to projects with committed City funding.
- Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) staff make recommendations to City Council. City Council decides which funding program applications to submit.
- While the project developer prepares the applications, these are City applications to Metropolitan Council. The City reserves the right to make changes to applications up to the time we submit to the Metropolitan Council.
Grant funds will not be:
- Awarded by Metropolitan Council until the 4th quarter of 2023.
- Available to the developer until the City accepts the grants from the Met Council and executes a Grant Agreement. At that time, a pass-through contract between the City and the developer can be executed.
- Available until the project is fully funded and ready to begin construction. Grant funds can be used to reimburse the developer for costs incurred and billed.
Grant award administration fee details:
- The City will collect the fee when executing subrecipient agreement between the City and the developer.
- You cannot use City or Metropolitan Council funds to pay this fee.
|Affordable Housing Projects||
3% per grant award, capped at $20,000 per award (not per project)
This grant administration fee is due at closing.
|Commercial Projects||7% per grant award|
|Commercial Projects located in Great Streets in “intervene” areas by the Great Streets Business District||3% per grant award (not per project)|
The City will require compliance with City policies, including:
- Unified Housing Policy as it relates to pass-through grants.
See Unified Housing Policy
- Small Underutilized Business Program for projects receiving $175,000 or more.
See Small Underutilized Business Program
- Other requirements may include:
- CPED prevailing wage
- Affirmative action plans
- Pre-construction booklet
- Apprenticeship training