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Programs that power growth

We invest in people, places, and businesses through a series of targeted programs. Each are designed to help our region grow and our communities thrive.

Search programs available to businesses, developers and cities.

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Active Living

To help cities plan for healthy communities

Learn moreabout the Active Living
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Affordable Housing Incentive Fund

To create or preserve long-term affordable housing for very low-income households

Learn moreabout the Affordable Housing Incentive Fund
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Business District Initiative

To maximize the potential of main streets and commercial nodes

Learn moreabout the Business District Initiative
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Business Recycling Grants

To help your organization reduce waste and boost your bottom line

Learn moreabout the Business Recycling Grants
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CEO Next

Advanced research and CEO resources for established businesses

Learn moreabout the CEO Next
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Community Development Block Grant

To support neighborhood renewal, housing development, homeownership, and social services

Learn moreabout the Community Development Block Grant
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Community Investment Initiative

Using a place-based approach to accelerate economic recovery

Learn moreabout the Community Investment Initiative
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Work with Hennepin County

Learn moreabout the Contracting
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COVID-19 response toolkits

Innovating new ways to use public space

Learn moreabout the COVID-19 response toolkits
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Elevate Business HC

Entrepreneurs and business owners are re-imagining and re-building their businesses daily with Elevate Business.

Learn moreabout the Elevate Business HC

Environmental Response Fund

Cleaning up contaminated land for development

Learn moreabout the Environmental Response Fund
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Foreign Trade Zone

To reduce your cost of doing business internationally

Learn moreabout the Foreign Trade Zone
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Hennepin Planning Grants

To support Hennepin County cities’ planning efforts

Learn moreabout the Hennepin Planning Grants
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Hennepin County Library

Library resources collected specifically for business owners

Learn moreabout the Hennepin County Library
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HOME Investment Partnerships

To support new or preserved affordable housing for individuals or families

Learn moreabout the HOME Investment Partnerships
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To help make energy efficient upgrades to your property

Learn moreabout the MinnPACE
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Open to Business

To support the growth of small businesses

Learn moreabout the Open to Business
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Small Business Relief Fund

Funding opportunities to support businesses impacted by COVID-19

Learn moreabout the Small Business Relief Fund
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Transit Oriented Development

Creating walkable, mixed-use, human-centered communities

Learn moreabout the Transit Oriented Development
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