Ramsey County Site Assessment Grants

Ramsey County, in partnership with Minnesota Brownfields, offers financial assistance to help offset the cost of environmental assessment for affordable housing and mixed-use development projects, including youth, family, homeless supportive and community services, to improve indoor air quality and/or remove, prevent, or reduce blight, blighting factors or the causes of blight. Site Assessment Grants support projects in the early stages of development where site assessment and investigation is needed.


Applicants must be a registered nonprofit with the State of Minnesota, an emerging developer, or a government supported organization or government entity.

An Emerging developer is defined as an individual or entity that has owned and/or developed no more than five housing and/or commercial properties, including mixed-use, in the state of Minnesota in the last ten years as a sole proprietor or under other business entities. All applicants applying as an emerging developer are required to complete a notarized copy of the Emerging Developer Attestation Form.

Funding Availability

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, year-round. Projects may apply for a maximum of $25,000 total in a 12-month span and eligible projects must be located in Ramsey County, except for North Saint Paul. Priority will be given to projects located in an environmental justice area.

Click here to view Environmental Justice map.

Click here   to view approved contractors. 

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