Site Assessment Grants

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Ramsey County, in partnership with Minnesota Brownfields, offers financial assistance to help offset the cost of environmental assessment for affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use development projects, including youth, family, homeless supportive and community services, to improve indoor air quality and/or remove, prevent, or reduce blight, blighting factors or the causes of blight. Site Assessment Grants support projects in the early stages of development where site assessment and investigation is needed.

Who can apply?

Applicants must be a registered nonprofit with the State of Minnesota, an emerging developer, or a government supported organization or government entity.

How to apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, year-round. Projects may apply for a maximum of $25,000 total in a 12-month span. Funds for this program are administered through Minnesota Brownfields.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a question online to receive a direct response from Community & Economic Development staff regarding a project(s) or grant requirements.

Apply on Minnesota Brownfields webpage

Eligibility checklist

Eligible activities

Funding priorities

Frequently Asked Questions