2020 Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account and Livable Communities Demonstration Account Transit Oriented Development Grants Pre-application
The City of Minneapolis is soliciting pre-applications for the following 2020 programs:
- Metropolitan Council Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) Development
- Livable Communities Demonstration Account TOD (LCDA-TOD) Development
Pre applications should be submitted using the online pre-application no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The $750 application fee is due to the CPED offices by the application deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject all funding requests and rescind the request for proposals.
Staff will evaluate proposals through an established selection process, which includes factors around project readiness and conformance with City plans as well as program requirements. A recommendation will be made to the Minneapolis City Council on up to three applications for each program to submit to the Metropolitan Council (only three applications per program may be submitted per city).
Contact Jamie Radel at (612) 673-5263 with any questions regarding the LCDA and LCDA-TOD programs or the City of Minneapolis pre-application process.
Considerations before submitting a pre-application
- LCDA and LCDA-TOD development grants are extremely competitive.
- Not all pre-applications received by the City will be allowed to complete applications.
- Metropolitan Council funding is typically oversubscribed; the Agency receive more requests for funding than funding available.
- Last year, the Metropolitan Council application included a multi-step process, including submission of a project concept plan (PCP), a PCP review meeting, submission of a detailed grant application, and an interview with the grant committee.
- Based on pre-applications received, CPED staff will determine which funding program applications will be submitted.
- While the project developer prepares the applications, these are City applications to Metropolitan Council; the City reserves the right to make changes to applications up to the time they are submitted by the City to the Metropolitan Council.
- Grant funds will not be awarded by Metropolitan Council until the 4th quarter of 2019.
- Grant funds will not be available to the developer until the City accepts the grants from the Met Council and a pass-through contract between the City and the developer is completed.
- Grant funds will not be available until the project is fully funded and ready to begin construction.
- A City grant award administration fee will be collected at the time of execution of the subrecipient agreement between the City and the developer. No City or Metropolitan Council funds may be used to pay this fee.
- Affordable Housing Projects: 3% of total grant funds awarded, capped at $20,000
- Commercial Projects: 7% of total grant funds awarded
- Commercial Projects in Great Streets in “intervene” areas: 3% of total grant funds awarded.
- The City will require compliance with City policies, including:
To be eligible for consideration, an online pre-application must be submitted.
The following list of documents are required for a complete City pre-application submittal. Please use the forms linked below.
1. Online application (this application guide can be used to complete the web form) by Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. If unable to complete an online form, accommodations can be made to allow an alternative format.
Required attachments include:
- Site plan and elevations
- Grant sources and uses table and Financial Status (xls)
- Signed acknowledgements form (PDF)
- Financial analysis, if available
Financial analysis, if available Attachments will be uploaded at the end of the online pre-application form.
2. $750 nonrefundable, pre-application fee. The check should be made payable to the City of Minneapolis. This fee cannot be paid with either City of Minneapolis or Metropolitan Council funds.
Send or deliver the check by Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. to:
ATTN: LCDA and LCDA TOD Pre-Application (Jamie Radel)
Crown Roller Mill
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2534
3. City staff may request additional information, once your application is under review. Requests will come through an application called SmartSheets.
2020 Pre-application Schedule
March 12: Online Pre-application and fee submitted to by CPED by 4:00 p.m.
May 6: Housing Policy and Development Committee
May 15: City Council decision
Metropolitan Council Program Links
Last updated Feb 13, 2020