Current Grant Opportunities

Workforce Housing Development Program Grants

Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications for Workforce Housing Development Program grants. The program provides up to $4 million in grants or deferred loans to small and medium-sized cities in Greater Minnesota that are working with developers to build market-rate residential properties to address the housing needs of a growing workforce. Cities are the only eligible applicants for the program and are required to secure funds to match at least $1 for every $2 in funding offered through the program. Preference will be given to applicants that make a commitment to an even higher matching amount. The deadline to apply is 12 p.m. on Jan. 10.
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Safe Routes to School Grants

Minnesota communities and schools wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle to school can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.

Communities and schools can apply for:

NLC Leadership in Community Resilience Program

The National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2020 Leadership in Community Resilience program is now accepting applications from cities seeking additional funding for resilience-related projects. Each city selected for the 2020 cohort will receive $10,000 in financial support, advisory services, and a site visit from NLC staff, as well as an invitation to NLC’s annual resilience summit for the city’s mayor and a staff member. The deadline for applications is Dec. 20.
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2020 Census Complete Count Committee Grants

The state of Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership, Minnesota Council on Foundations, and The Minneapolis Foundation, is administering state-funded grants to support Minnesota’s Complete Count Committees, working to achieve a complete and accurate count of Minnesota residents during the 2020 Census. The grant process is not competitive and is available on a first come, first serve basis for up to 400 Complete Count Committees. The State of Minnesota funds grants of $750 and they are available to cities and other organizations with Complete Count Committees that meet certain eligibility requirements. Applications will be accepted until the state funds are spent. For more information, contact Nancy Cerkvenik at (612) 672-8665 or

All-Electric Heavy Vehicle Replacement Grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is offering grants that can be used to help defray the costs of purchasing new, all-electric heavy-duty vehicles or equipment to replace diesel models. These grant funds come from Minnesota’s portion of the Volkswagen settlement. An informational session will be held on Oct. 8. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 .
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Minnesota Off-Road Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grant

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is offering grants for cleaner diesel projects to help reduce emissions from diesel-powered off-road equipment. This grant program will help fund idle reduction, exhaust controls, and vehicle or engine replacements with newer models (diesel or alternative fuels, including electric) in a wide variety of sectors including marine, locomotive, and construction. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.
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Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry Safety Grant Program

The Safety Grant Program awards funds up to $10,000 to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Applications are accepted continuously and reviewed every two months.
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