Regional and State Grants

The City of Saint Paul strongly supports efforts to reinvest and strengthen our neighborhoods and commercial areas by bringing regional and state resources to 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.

The City of Saint Paul has the following requirements for the submission of state and regional grant applications on behalf of outside organizations:

  • A brief letter of interest and the appropriate pre-application
  • A completed Compliance Acknowledgement Letter
  • A site plan or location map
  • A nonrefundable application fee for those projects selected to move forward with an application to be paid upon submission of a draft application.
    • $750 for one application; $1,225 for more than one application for the same project

Programs

There are several grant programs that can assist developers and property owners to assess and/or cleanup properties with suspected or known environmental contamination. Each year the funders hold competitive grant cycles.

The following dates were updated on May 22, 2020.

Brownfields Grants

Granting Agency Grant Program Name City of Saint Paul Pre-Application Deadline Granting Agency Final Application Deadline
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup and Investigation (CCI) Grant March 13 May 1
Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant March 13  May 1
Ramsey County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grant * N/A N/A

*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. Please contact Ramsey County staff to determine if funding is available.

Brownfields Grant Contact: Josh Williams, Principal City Planner,  (651) 266-6659, josh.williams@ci.stpaul.mn.us


Design and Development Grants

The following grants provide financial assistance for site design, acquisition, and public infrastructure improvements.

Granting Agency Grant Program Name City of Saint Paul Pre-Application Deadline Granting Agency Final Application Deadline
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Redevelopment Grant N/A N/A
Metropolitan Council Liveable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Predevelopment Grant March 13 May 1
Metropolitan Council LCDA Development Grant June 3 | Pre-Application July 31

Design and Development Grant Contact: Anton Jerve, Principal City Planner, (651) 266-6567, anton.jerve@ci.stpaul.mn.us


Transit-Oriented Development Grants

Metropolitan Council has developed grant programs to catalyze transit-oriented development within the region's transit corridors.

Funding Agency Grant Program Name City of Saint Paul Pre-Application Deadline Granting Agency Final Application Deadline
Metropolitan Council Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Predevelopment Grant March 13 May 1
Metropolitan Council TOD Development Grant June 3 | Pre-Application July 1

Transit-Oriented Development Grants Contact: Anton Jerve, Principal City Planner, (651) 266-6567, anton.jerve@ci.stpaul.mn.us