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ACER's Economic and Community Development team is administering grants for Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center businesses worst hit by the impact of COVID-19 and the civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd. 


 ACER is distributing up to $300,000 to eligible recipients with eligible projects whose businesses or organizations have been impacted by the pandemic and the destruction after the death of George Floyd

The location of applicants' projects should be in these cities:

  • Brooklyn Park

  • Brooklyn Center

Eligible recipients can use funding for the following project:

  • Repair, or renovation of real property

  • Building construction

  • Landscaping and streetscaping

  • Demolition and site preparation

  • Pre-design and design

  • Engineering

  • Infrastructure

  • Related site amenities

Funding will be limited to:

  • $300,000 maximum funding for projects totaling $1 million

  • Main Street grants fund up to 30% of the total project

  • Main Street grants must be matched by the grant recipients with non-state and non-federal funds at a rate of 2:1 or 200%

Specific qualifying conditions may include but are not limited to:

  • Widespread arson and civil unrest

  • Natural disasters

  • Major plant closures, significant commercial vacancy increases, and/or loss of economic anchor institutions

  • COVID-19 pandemic impacts on travel, tourism, retail and accommodation

All application materials must be submitted through ACER’s online portal.


Seeking grant reviewers for DEED's Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

ACER is seeking 7 to 9 community reviewers to volunteer and participate in reading and evaluating grant proposals for DEED's Main Street Economic Revitalization Program. We are seeking people with experience in community development, capital projects, public financing, and economic development. Residents and business owners in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply or learn more, visit ACER's Powerbase site.

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