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Funding Opportunities

There are no funds currently available.


For more information on loans and other funding opportunities:

  • Corridors of Opportunity offers loan resources for Transit Oriented Development and single-family rehabs in adjoining neighborhoods along Central Corridor, Hiawatha LRT and Southwest LRT (pdf).
  • The Center for Transit-Oriented Development maintains a list of local resources that support TOD.
  • Reconnecting America has compiled a list of federal resources that support creating more livable communities.

Preferred Sustainability Status (PSS)

By securing a 2010 HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant award, the seven-county Metropolitan Council service region also received Preferred Sustainability Status (PSS.)  Currently, HUD discretionary grant programs will count two bonus points for applicants including a team member that has PSS. Those grant programs include:

  • Section 4 Capacity Building (FYs 11 and 12)
  • Rural Innovation Program (FY 11)
  • SHOP (FY 11 and 12) FHIP (FY 12)
  • Lead-Based Hazard Control and reduction (FY 12)
  • Healthy Homes Production grants (FY 12)
  • Assisted Living Conversion program (FY 12)
  • Housing Counseling Program (FY 12)
  • Tenant Resource Network Program (FY 12)
  • Public Housing Capital Fund Education and Community Facilities (FY 11)
  • Choice Neighborhoods (FY 12)
  • HOPE VI (FY 11)
  • HOPE VI Main St. Program (FY 11)
  • Section 202 (FY 12)
  • Section 811 (FY 12)


Mark VanderSchaaf, Metropolitan Council, Email, 651.602.1441