The Ramsey County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) is accepting applications for the 2023 Environmental Response Fund (ERF) for eligible properties throughout the county.
Donor Name: Ramsey County
County: Ramsey County (MN)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $500,000
Redevelopment in Ramsey County often means addressing legacy environmental issues or “brownfields”. An Environmental Response Fund (ERF) grant program provides resources to offset the cost of environmental assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites.
Ramsey County established ERF to help clean up contaminated properties and to mitigate extraordinary investment costs associated with redevelopment of contaminated/polluted property located in the county. Funds are generated by a mortgage registry and deed tax of .0001 percent of the principal amount of financing.
ERF funding is competitive and traditionally split between Suburban Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul. Priority is given to the following types of projects:
- Significant contamination cleanup.
- Demonstrated project readiness.
- Increase in affordable housing units.
- Increase in jobs.
- Increase in property taxes.
- Located in an environmental justice area (as defined by the Minneota Pollution Control Agency or MPCA).
Approximately $500,000 is distributed in every Ramsey County ERF grant round.
Local governmental organizations, developers, for-profit and not‐for‐profit organizations are eligible for ERF grants. ERF grants are not available to non-local government responsible parties.
For more information, visit Ramsey County.