Small Cities Forgivable Grants

Interested Participants Sought

Small City Development Program Application for City of Granite Falls

The EDA (Economic Development Authority) of Granite Falls, working with the Upper Minnesota Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC), is looking to apply for a grant from the Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This grant is for funds to help property owners, multi-family rental and retail building owners rehab their buildings. 

The Small City Development Program grant helps small cities in Minnesota help keep their current housing and commercial properties are safe, healthy and affordable. The forgivable grants assist low to moderate income individuals and build owners address substandard commercial buildings. 

How can you help make this program possible in Granite Falls? The EDA needs feedback from Granite Falls residents and business owners to show there are enough eligible property owners interested in the programs. Included in this month’s City utility bill from the City is a “Participant Interest Survey.” The more responses received from the community will help Granite Falls’ application be awarded. Please submit the Interest Form to Granite Falls EDA before October 8, 2021.

Community meetings are planned to help residents and commercial owners learn more about the program and answer questions. Assistance to fill out the Participant Interest Survey form on October 13, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the city hall.

Questions may be directed to Linda Mathiasen, EDA Executive Director at 320-269-1878,

Download to complete Interest forms or pick up at City Hall: