This resource guide prepared by Minnesota Brownfields, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Department of Economic and Economic Development provides quick access to information and resources for loans, grants, reimbursement, tax assistance, technical assistance, case studies and contributing agencies. View The Guide
This webinar, hosted by the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development provides information about local public financing programs that assist with the cost of cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated sites. Hear about specific projects where these funds have been used. The webinar features speakers from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Metropolitan Council, and Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. Watch the webinar here.
This grid compiled by the Metropolitan Council answers frequently asked questions regarding the differences between funding programs from DEED, Metropolitan Council TBRA, Hennepin County ERF and Ramsey County ERF. View the PDF.
Minnesota Brownfields supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) national Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program.
Minnesota Brownfields is a designated state partner for Minnesota with Kansas State University. TAB assistance is tailored to the specific needs of a community and is usually coordinated through the city, tribal or non-profit brownfields project manager.
Several services can be provided under the TAB program:
- Provide guidance through the brownfields process and assist with plotting a course of action
- Identifying potential funding sources
- Assist communities with the potential for environmental justice issues access federal, state and regional resources
- Serving as liaison between you, state or federal agencies, or other entities
- Help finding and contracting with a consulting firm
- Review and summary of technical documents
- Assistance with community outreach
- Redevelopment visioning workshops
- Assist with staff training regarding brownfields issues
- Technical presentations (e.g., workshops and seminars)
Past TAB workshops found on our Events page.
For more information about TAB or a future workshop, call 651-307-4371.
MDA What’s in My Neighborhood – Agricultural
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) “What’s In My Neighborhood” online application allows people to search locations to identify areas with known or potential agricultural chemical incidents or contamination. Explore the database here.
MPCA What’s In My Neighborhood
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) “What’s In My Neighborhood” is an online application that allows people to search a location to find out if there are levels of environmental contamination and information on any environmental permits and registrations. Explore the database here.