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Spring 2014 Grant Funding Round
Contamination Cleanup & Investigation & TBRA Grants

Letter of Interest – Deadline: March 14, 2014
Interested parties (the applicant) must submit a letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that includes the following information:
  • Name of entity requesting grant funds and contact information
  • Address and property identification number of project parcels
  • Description of project, including number and type of housing units (affordable or market rate), total square feet of commercial or other non-housing uses, and number of expected jobs retained and/or created by this project
  • Date redevelopment is expect to begin
  • Why public funds are necessary for this project, other programs that are expected to be utilized, and the amount of funding being sought from each program
  • For assessment grants, a brief description of environmental concerns
  • For cleanup grant requests, a brief description of environmental issues, status of remedial planning work, and confirmation of enrollment in the Voluntary Cleanup Program

Notification of Selected Projects - March 18, 2014
The City will contact those applicants that have been selected to submit applications.

Draft Application – Deadline: April 8, 2014
The applicant is responsible for preparing a draft application for each of the programs to which they will be submitting applications. City staff are available to assist by providing technical information, coordinating required City Council resolutions, and reviewing the application for completeness and accuracy.

A $750 fee is required for each application. If the applicant is submitting an application for more than one funding source for the same project during the same grant round, the fee is $1,225. If the fee is not paid, the City will not move forward with the application process.

Application Submission – Deadline: May 1, 2014
The applicant is responsible for submitting final application to the grant agency by the required deadline with the exception of TBRA grants.

TBRA Grants Only: TBRA grants must be submitted using the Metropolitan Council's new online system, which requires the City to submit the final application. The applicant must finalize their work by April 30 to ensure the City can submit the application on May 1.

Award Process
If a project is selected for funding by one of the granting agencies, the developer or property owner will be required to enter into a sub-grant agreement with the City, which will detail specific compliance requirements.



LCDA Pre-Development, LCDA-TOD Pre-Development, and TBRA-TOD Site Investigation Grants

The Metropolitan Council has limited cities to applying for only three total TBRA-TOD Site Investigation and LCDA-TOD Pre-Development grants. It is anticipated that not all interested parties will be selected to move forward with the application process.

Letter of Interest – Deadline: March 25, 2014
Interested parties (the applicant) must submit a letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that includes the following information:
  • Name of entity requesting grant funds and contact information
  • Address and property identification number of project parcels
  • Description of project, including number and type of housing units (affordable or market rate), total square feet of commercial or other non-housing uses, and number of expected jobs retained and/or created by this project
  • Date redevelopment is expect to begin
  • Program being applied for, activities being requested for funding, amount of funding request, and what other Livable Communities Account program from which this project is requesting funds.
  • For TBRA-TOD, a brief description of environmental concern

Notification of Selected Projects - April 2, 2014
The City will contact the applicants that have been selected to submit applications.

Draft Application – Deadline: May 1, 2014
The applicant is responsible for preparing a draft application and entering this information into the Metropolitan Council's online grant submission system. City staff is available to assist by providing technical information, coordinating required City Council resolutions, and reviewing the application for completeness and accuracy.

A $750 fee is required for each application. If the applicant is submitting an application for more than one funding source for the same project during the same grant round, the fee is $1,225. If the fee is not paid, the City will not move forward with the application process.

Final Application Submission to City – Deadline: May 30, 2014
The applicant must have finalized the application and entered all needed information into the Metropolitan Council's online grant submission system by May 30.

Application Submission – Deadline: June 2, 2014
The City will authorize the final application via Council's online system.

Award Process
If a project is selected for funding by one of the Metropolitan Council, the applicant will be required to enter into a sub-grant agreement with the City, which will detail specific compliance requirements.



LCDA Development, LCDA-TOD Development, and TBRA-TOD Cleanup Grants

The Metropolitan Council has limited cities to applying for only three of each of the TBRA-TOD Cleanup and LCDA-TOD Development grants. In addition, each city may only apply for $2,000,000 total in LCDA-TOD Development. It is anticipated that not all interested parties will be selected to move forward with the application process.

Letter of Interest – Deadline: March 14, 2014
Interested parties (the applicant) must submit a letter of interest, not to exceed two pages, that includes the following information:
  • Name of entity requesting grant funds and contact information
  • Address and property identification number of project parcels
  • Description of project, including number and type of housing units (affordable or market rate), total square feet of commercial or other non-housing uses, and number of expected jobs retained and/or created by this project
  • Date redevelopment is expect to begin
  • Program being applied for, activities being requested for funding, amount of funding request, and what other Livable Communities Account program from which this project is requesting funds
  • For TBRA-TOD, a brief description of environmental conditions, status of remedial planning, and confirmation of enrollment in the Voluntary Cleanup Program

Notification of Selected Projects - March 18, 2014
The City will contact the applicants that have been selected to submit applications.

Submission of Draft Project Concept Plan - Deadline: April 8, 2014
The applicant is responsible for preparing a draft project concept plan. City staff is available to assist by providing technical information and reviewing the draft plan.

A $750 fee is required for each application. If the applicant is submitting an application for more than one funding source for the same project during the same grant round, the fee is $1,225. If the fee is not paid, the City will not move forward with the application process. The applicant will not be reimbursed this fee if their project is not selected to move forward in the process by the Metropolitan Council.

Final Concept Plan Submission to City – Deadline: April 30, 2014
The applicant must have finalized the application and entered all needed information into the Metropolitan Council's online grant submission system by April 30.

Application Submission – Deadline: May 1, 2014
The City will authorize the final concept plan submission via the Council's online system.

Draft Application – Deadline: June 1, 2014
If selected to move forward by the Metropolitan Council, the applicant is responsible for preparing a draft application and entering this information into the Metropolitan Council's online grant submission system. City staff is available to assist by providing technical information, coordinating required City Council resolutions, and reviewing the application for completeness and accuracy.

Final Application Submission to City – Deadline: June 29, 2014
The applicant must have finalized the application and entered all needed information into the Metropolitan Council's online grant submission system by May 30.

Application Submission – Deadline: June 30, 2014
The City will authorize the final application via Council's online system.

Award Process
If a project is selected for funding the Metropolitan Council, the applicant will be required to enter into a sub-grant agreement with the City, which will detail specific compliance requirements.

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