Redevelopment Grant Program

The Redevelopment Grant Program helps communities with the costs of redeveloping blighted industrial, residential, or commercial sites and putting land back into productive use.

Grants pay up to half of redevelopment costs for a qualifying site, with a 50-percent local match. Eligible applicants are cities, counties, port authorities, housing and redevelopment authorities, and economic development authorities.

Grants can pay for land acquisition, demolition, infrastructure improvements, soil stabilization when in-fill is required, ponding or other environmental infrastructure and adaptive reuse of buildings, including remedial activities at sites where a subsequent redevelopment will occur.

At least half of the grant money will be awarded to sites located outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area, given that a sufficient number of eligible applications are received from outstate applicants.

Note: The program is currently unfunded. If the legislature provides more funding in the future, DEED will post information here.


Priority is given to projects with one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Contamination remediation needs in conjunction with a redevelopment project
  • Project meets current tax increment financing requirements for a redevelopment district and tax increments will contribute to the project
  • Redevelopment potential within the municipality
  • Proximity to public transit if located in the metropolitan area
  • Multi-jurisdictional projects that take into account the need for affordable housing, transportation, and environmental impact
  • Advances or promotes the Green Economy

Application Information

Note: The program is currently unfunded. If the legislature provides more funding in the future, DEED will post information here.

If funded, select the link below to download and print the application for the Redevelopment Grant Program.

Grant Managment

These tools are for existing Grantees to assist them in managing their DEED grants. A mandatory implementation workshop for all new grantees showcases the documents and deadlines to meet the requirements of the grant, including contracts, payment requests and annual reporting requirements.

Implementation Workshop
Select the link below to view, download and print a PowerPoint presentation of that illustrates how to best manage your redevelopment grant.

Funded Projects

Select the link below to view, download or print a list of projects funded through the Redevelopment Grant Program.


For More Information 

Contact Meredith Udoibok at 651-259-7454 or 800-657-3858 or email