Regional and State Grant Application Process
The City of Saint Paul strongly supports efforts to reinvest and strenthen our neighborhoods and commercial areas by bringing regional and state resources to these projects. These funding sources allow the City to sponsor applications and pass funding through to private parties to undertake project activities. The following identifies funding sources for brownfields investigation and cleanup, transit-oriented development, design and development, and housing, and provides details on how to work with the City to apply for these funds.
Beginning with the November 2014 funding round, the City of Saint Paul is requiring the following:
- A brief letter of interest and the appropriate pre-application (LCDA or Brownfields).
- A nonrefundable application fee for those projects selected to move forward with an application.
For any additional information on the grant programs or Saint Paul’s process, please contact:
Jamie Radel, City Planner
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6614
There are several grant programs that can assist developers and property owners assess and/or cleanup properties with suspected or known environmental contamination. Each year the funders hold competitive grant cycles.
*Nonprofit and for-profit organizations may apply for these funds from Ramsey County on their own, but must obtain a letter of support from the City.
Design & Development Grants
The following grants provide financial assistance for site design, acquisition, and public infrastructure improvements.
The Metropolitan Council sponsors an annual funding round to help cities meet their affordable housing goals.
Transit-Oriented Development Grants
Metropolitan Council has developed grant programs to catalyze transit-oriented development within the region's transit corridors
Starting in 2014, the City of Saint Paul will require those wishing to partner on regional and state applications to pay a nonrefundable application fee
per project per funding round to cover the cost of staff time associated with coordinating and reviewing applications.
One application: $750
Two or more applications for the same project: $1,225
If the application fee is not received with the draft application or draft project concept plan, the City will not move forward with the application.