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 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

2019 Fall Timeline

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.

Brownfields Grants

Granting Agency Grant Program Name Fall 2019 Pre-Application Deadline 2019 Final Application Deadline
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Contamination Cleanup and Investigation (CCI) Grant August 16 | Pre-Application November 1
Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant August 16 | Pre-Application November 1
Ramsey County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grant * August 16 | Pre-Application November 1

*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 Fall 2019 Pre-Application Deadline 2019 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 August 16 | Pre-Application November 1
Metropolitan Council LCDA Development Grant N/A N/A

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 Fall 2019 Pre-Application Deadline 2019 Final Application Deadline
Metropolitan Council Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Predevelopment Grant August 16 | Pre-Application November 1
Metropolitan Council TOD Development Grant N/A N/A

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