Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: Nearly $19 Million Awarded for Development Projects in Small Cities

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today announced Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grants totaling nearly $19 million for infrastructure and rehabilitation projects in 32 Minnesota cities. SCDP grants are part of the Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The SCDP grants pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties. ‘These grants will help small Minnesota cities move forward with essential improvements to housing and public infrastructure,’ said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. ‘The funding comes at a good time to assist Greater Minnesota communities in their recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19.’ Cities and townships with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000 can apply for SCDP grants. Eligible projects must meet one of three objectives: benefit people of low and moderate incomes; eliminate slum and blighted conditions; or eliminate an urgent threat to public health or safety.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/3dnD7jP