Webinar: Brownfield Funding for Redevelopment in Minnesota

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

You are invited to learn about local public grants and loans that help pay the cost of cleaning up contaminated sites often known as brownfields. Brownfield properties often are close to a high-quality workforce, good transportation, and transit.

In the Twin Cities metropolitan area, there are multiple sources of funding to remediate contaminated sites. Hear from panelists representing:
  • Hennepin County
  • Ramsey County
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

We are interested in helping redevelopment that will increase the local tax base, add jobs or affordable housing units, and leverage private investment while avoiding costly new public infrastructure. Grants are competitive. Learn about different financing options available to clean up:
  • Petroleum contamination
  • Soil contamination
  • Soil vapor contamination
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Asbestos and hazardous materials
Eligibility for funding
Cities, counties, or economic development, housing and redevelopment, and port authorities are eligible to apply. (For-profit and nonprofit organizations looking for help dealing with contamination with real estate redevelopment are encouraged to work with public agencies to apply.)

More than $8 million in grant funds (and low-cost loans) will be available this spring.

Prior grants have helped make apartment, office, retail, and industrial development on formerly contaminated sites safe and financially sound. Apply for a grant by May 3.

Webinar details
Friday, February 26, 2021
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Webex link

Event number: 146 665 6018
Event password: brownfield

Join by phone:
1-855-282-6330 (toll free)
Phone access code: 146 665 6018

Questions? Contact Marcus Martin at Marcus.Martin@metc.state.mn.us.