City of Harmony to receive over $1M in funding for economic development

(ABC 6 News) – Gov. Tim Walz announced on Tuesday over $20 million in funding for 34 small cities, townships and counties in Minnesota.

The Small Cities Development Program (SCDP) grants will be used for infrastructure and rehabilitation projects.

“From St. Peter to Swanville, Minnesota does better when all of our neighborhoods are thriving,” said Governor Walz. “These grants are going directly to smaller communities to help with infrastructure projects and keep our cities growing and thriving. We are working to make Minnesota the best state to live, work, and raise a family – no matter where you live.”

In southeast Minnesota, the City of Harmony will receive $1,017,750 in grant funding to be used towards owner-occupied housing and commercial rehabilitation.

SCDP grants will be administered by the Department of Employment and Economic Development and are part of the Community Development Block Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants are administered by DEED’s Small Cities Development Program Unit. The SCDP grants pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial buildings and updating public infrastructure in small cities and counties.

Cities and townships with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000 can apply for SCDP grants. Eligible projects must meet one of three objectives: benefit people of low and moderate incomes; eliminate slum and blighted conditions; or eliminate an urgent threat to public health or safety.

To view the other Minnesota cities, townships and counties that will receive funding, CLICK HERE.

Find out more about  SCDP grants, HERE.