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Regional and State Grant Application Process

Funding Opportunities

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
           

November 2014 St. Paul Pre-Application and Grant Submission Timeline

Contact Information
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
Email:


Brownfields Grants

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.

Granting Agency Grant Program Name 2014 Grant Deadline

Department of Employment and Economic Development 

Contamination Cleanup and Investigation (CCI) Grant May 1

November 3
Metropolitan Council Tax Base Revitalization Account (TBRA) Grant  May 1

November 3 
           
Ramsey County Environmental Response Fund (ERF) Grant * May 1

November 3

*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.

Brownfields Grant Contact:
Jamie Radel, City Planner
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6614
Email:



Design & Development Grants

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

Granting Agency Grant Program Name 2014 Grant Deadline
Department of Employment and Economic Development Redevelopment Grant February1

August 1

Metropolitan Council

Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) – Pre-development Grant Funding not available.
LCDA– Development Grant Concept Plan: May 1             
Application: June 30

Redevelopment Grant Contact:
 
Josh Williams, City Planner
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6659
Email:   

LCDA Grant Contact:

Lucy Thompson, Principal City Planner
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6578
Email: l


Housing Grants

The Metropolitan Council sponsors an annual funding round to help cities meet their affordable housing goals.

Granting Agency Grant Program Name 2014 Grant Deadline

Metropolitan Council

Local Housing Incentives Account Grant To be determined

Housing Grant Contact:
Eduardo Barrera, Project Manager
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6578
Email:



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 2014 Funding Deadline

Metropolitan Council

LCDA-TOD – Pre-development Grant June 2 

November 3
LCDA-TOD – Development Grant Concept Plan: May 1

Application: June 30
TBRA-TOD Site Investigation Grant June 2

November 3
TBRA-TOD Cleanup Grant Concept Plan: May 1 
           
Application: June 30

LCDA-TOD Grant Contact:

Lucy Thompson, Principal City Planner
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6578
Email:

TBRA-TOD Grant Contact:

Jamie Radel, City Planner
Planning and Economic Development
Telephone: (651) 266-6614 
Email: 


Application Fee

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.
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