Resources

Current Grant Opportunities

Learn about grants that cities can apply for now.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 21: Property Tax Levy

Handbook Chapter

Learn about the city’s authority to tax and the property tax process including assessment, valuation and classification of property.

Published Oct 22, 2021.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 19: Sources of Revenue

Handbook Chapter

Learn about major sources of revenue for cities you can consider in developing and implementing a city budget.

Published Oct 18, 2021.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 23: Debt and Borrowing

Handbook Chapter

Describes legal aspects of debt and borrowing such as laws governing bonds, debt service funds, and the impact of federal…

Published Oct 4, 2021.

Electronic Funds Transfer Fraud

Get tips to avoid Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) fraud, and access a model policy on Safe Electronic Transfers and Payments…

Published Sep 13, 2021.

Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government

Informational Memo

Historical data on the Implicit Price Deflator (IPD).

Published Jan 26, 2021.

State Capital Investment

The State of Minnesota's capital budget process can include bonding money for city public improvement projects.

Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Informational Memo

Learn about setting rates for municipal utilities, on what basis cities may make charges, and method for collecting payments due.

Published Jul 29, 2020.

LGA Formula Key Points

Informational Memo

Lists top ten points about the Local Government Aid program and its distribution mechanisms.

Published Jul 6, 2020.

Financial Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updates and information to assist in your city's financial decision-making process during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Apr 23, 2020.