Nominations are now open for the 2021 Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Awards!


Below you will find the Letter of Intent (LOI) Nomination Form. Please complete and submit this form no later than Friday August 27, 2021.


Instructions for the 2021 Project Nomination Process

The application process has two steps. As the first step, please complete this Letter of Intent (LOI) Nomination Form to nominate a project. Anyone with basic knowledge about a project is welcome to submit the LOI Nomination Form. Submit your LOI Nomination Form by Friday, August 27, 2021.
After submitting this LOI Nomination Form, staff will follow up with project representatives about finalizing the application process. The second step is to submit the full application form, as in past years. Submit the full ReScape application, attachments, and fee by Friday, September 17, 2021.

2021 ReScape Award Categories

ReScape 2021 will include five award categories. The Community Impact, Economic Impact and Environmental Impact Award categories remain the same as in previous years.
Included again in 2021 is the Promising Projects category. Finalists in this category will be projects which face complex challenges, or have even stalled, while still offering important impact if completed. This award will draw attention to high potential projects to assist in redevelopment.
Projects employing unique and innovative approaches to redevelopment challenges related to engineering, financing, legal, community outreach, or other issues, will be considered for the Innovation Award. One short answer question has been added to the Project Summary section for this award.
Up to two projects will win in each of the five award categories – a large project winner and a small project winner. Size is defined by total project cost. As a frame of reference, we consider small projects to be those with total cost of around $10 million or less. However, we reserve the right to adjust this cutoff based on the applications received. The judges will evaluate the relative impacts of projects, as compared to these projects’ investment costs, rather than based on absolute impact overall.
A project may apply for any or all of the Community, Economic and Environmental Impact Award categories, or for the Promising Project Award. All projects may also be considered for the Innovation Award.

Section 1: Project Data and Award Category Selection

Note: Projects must have been completed between January 1, 2019 and August 31, 2021.

Award Categories

Principal Contact Information

Nominator Contact Information

LOI application forms will be accepted from Wednesday, August 11 to Friday, August 27. Full applications will be accepted through Friday, September 17.