Ramsey County Community and Economic Development/Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) has established an Environmental Response Fund to help project partners clean-up contaminated properties throughout the county. Funds are generated by a mortgage registry and deed tax of .0001 percent of the principal amount of financings. Twenty two (22) clean-up projects have received ERF funding to date totaling $5.7M and about 200 acres.
Proposals are typically accepted in May and November and coordinated with MN Department of Employment and Economic Development and Metropolitan Council Brownfield programs.
ERF Clean-Up Funding Proposals Due by May 1, 2013
Ramsey County Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be accepting applications from suburban communities only for the Fall round. Applications are due no later than 4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Submission requests are limited to suburban Ramsey County communities in order to achieve a balance in the distribution of funds. Approximately $450,000 is available to clean-up contaminated land in order to foster new development.
Guidelines for Ramsey County Environmental Response Fund (PDF)
Environmental Response Fund Application (WORD)
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