The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is pleased to launch the Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Program to provide grants to counties, airport authorities, or cities to keep or enhance jobs in the area, increase the tax base, or expand or create new economic development.
- $500,000 in FY 2022.Projects must encumber funds by 6/30/22 and complete eligible work prior to June 30, 2023.
- A county, airport authority, or city may receive no more than $250,000 in two years for one or more projects.
An eligible project is expected to use the grant fundsfor the capital costs of redevelopment of an existing facility or construction of a new facility; and for public and private infrastructure costs, including broadband infrastructure costs, necessary for an eligible airport infrastructure renewal economic development project.
An economic development project for which a county, airport authority, or city may be eligible to receive a grant includes:
- Warehousing and distribution
- Research and development
- Eligible Applicants for the Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Program are counties located outside of the metropolitan area, airport authorities, or statutory or home rule cities located outside of the metropolitan area.
For more information, visit https://mn.gov/deed/about/contracts/open-rfp.jsp