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Blight Removal

The goal of the Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Economic Development Authority (HRA/EDA) Blight Removal Program is to partner with public and private property owners to remove blighted structures and encourage reinvestment in the property.  The objective of the program is for the HRA/EDA to provide financial help to remove and remediate blighted property in Renville County. 

Grants of up to $5,000 (residential) or $10,000 (commercial) 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.

Applications for the 2021 Blight Removal Program (Round 3) are due on October 15, 2021 and can be submitted via email to grants@renvillecountymn.com or mailed to the Renville County HRA/EDA – 105 South 5th Street, Suite 311, Olivia, MN 56277 or placed in the drop box located in the main entrance of the Government Services Center (entrance with the flags).  This grant opportunity will be available on a first come – first served basis for projects that meet the blight grant criteria, while funds last.

Blight Application Grant Training Video 

Click on the links below to download the Blight Removal Program documents:
Guidelines
Application
Budget Template
Timeline Template
Type III Demolition Contractor List (Local Renville/Redwood County area)

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