Small Cities Development Program

Small Cities Development Program

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Lake City is Applying for SCDP Funds for Commercial and Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation

Lake City is partnering with SEMMCHRA (Southeast Minnesota Multi-County Housing and Redevelopment Authority) to apply for a SCDP (Small Cities Development Program) grant from DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development) for $809,000 in funds for repair and rehab of properties in a commercial and residential district of the city. A final decision on funding should be made by summer and if approved, funds would be available in late fall.

Commercial Property
Find out if your property is in the target area (to the left) qualifies and review the program summary information. You can submit a preliminary application on line. If the grant is funded, applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis. If approved, $336,000 will be available for commercial projects.

Residential Property
Find out if your property is in the target area and review program summary information.

To compete a commercial project application electronically or to receive a pdf to print out, send your request to or
You can request an application for owner occupied home projects from or
Call Karen DuCharme at 651 345-2638 x 213 with questions.