(Renville, MN) — The Renville County Housing & Redevelopment Authority /Economic Development Authority has created a grant program for property owners and local units of government to assist with demolition and cleanup of blighted properties located within Renville County. The deadline for application for round two funding in 2020 is August 12, 2020.

Grants of up to $5,000 per residential property or $10,000 per commercial property are available to assist with the proper cleanup of blighted structures that pose a risk to health and safety. Grants require a 1:1 cash match and are reimbursed upon submission of paid receipts for costs incurred.

To be eligible for this grant, demolition may not begin on the property until the grant is awarded. For a full listing of grant rules, guidelines and an application, please visit www.renville.com and click on Blight Removal under the Housing tab. The Renville County HRA/EDA works to keep the county strong by fostering business growth and development, promoting tourism and recreation, and providing housing opportunities for county residents.

For more information on the Renville County HRA/EDA Blight Removal Grant Program,  contact Jordan or Stefanie in the HRA/EDA office at 320-523-3656 or via email at: EDA@renvillecountymn.com.