Now Accepting Applications for LCC Business Support Network Grants

Now Accepting Applications for Business Support Network Grants

Business Support Network (BSN) grants are intended to help local businesses succeed through connecting with and building community. Eligible businesses within the Greater Longfellow boundaries may apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds.

Eligible Projects for Grant Funding

  • Logo and branding
  • Website development
  • Promotional materials and mailing expenses
  • Business improvements that will serve the community
  • Bike racks

Ineligible Project Expenses

  • Salary or other payroll expenses for business staff members
  • Uniforms
  • Food and beverage expenses
  • Entertainer and other entertainment expenses
  • Advertising placement costs

Full BSN program guidelines can be found here.

Interested? Complete our short questionnaire and LCC staff will contact you to begin the application process.

If you have questions about the program, please contact:

Justin Gaarder

LCC Program Manager

justin@longfellow.org

612-722-4529 ext. 13

 

Open Citation Grants

Open Citation Grant Program

Grants available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Open Citation Program is designed to help residential property owners within Greater Longfellow make necessary exterior repairs and improvements listed on an open citation issued by the City of Minneapolis.

Eligibility for Grant Funding

Income Limit: 80% of AMI based on household size and the adjusted gross income from the most recent tax return. If a tax return is not required than the income will be determined by the projected income from the upcoming 12 months.

Eligible Recipients: Owners of 1-4 unit properties within the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe or Hiawatha Neighborhoods who meet the program guideline criteria.

Eligible Properties: Owner Occupied and Non-Owner Occupied 1-4 unit properties located within the boundaries of the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe or Hiawatha Neighborhoods. Individual condominiums, townhomes and properties held in a trust are eligible.

Ineligible Projects

Ineligible Recipients: Includes but is not limited to: co-applicants with no ownership interest in the subject property and business entities (Associations, Corporations, Partnerships, LLC, etc.).

Ineligible Properties: Properties with more than 4 units (these would be considered apartment and hence commercial properties), co-operatives, manufactured homes, time shares, and properties used for commercial purposes.

 

Full program guidelines can be found here.

Applications will be accepted by CEE and processed on a first-come, first-served basis, until all program funds are committed. To find out if you qualify, please contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at:

Phone: 612-335-5858
Website: www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow