ST. PAUL – State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) announces that the cities of Hokah and La Crescent are among the 32 recipients of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s (DEED) Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grants.
“I congratulate these cities and the department for working together in securing these grants,” Davids said. “This funding will go a long way towards rehabilitating buildings in these communities.”
Davids said Hokah will receive $721,625 for owner-occupied housing, rental and commercial rehabilitation, while La Crescent will receive $552,000 for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.
According to DEED. SCDP grants are part of the Community Development Block Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants are administered by DEED’s Small Cities Development Program Unit. The SCDP grants pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties.
Eligible projects must meet one of three objectives: benefit people of low and moderate incomes; eliminate slum and blighted conditions; or eliminate an urgent threat to public health or safety.
More than $19 million was awarded for infrastructure and rehabilitation projects in 32 Minnesota cities.