CDFA National Summit Call for Submissions
CDFA is accepting session submissions for the 2017 National Development Finance Summit in Atlanta this November. Session submissions on deals, projects or programs that include multiple funding sources are highly encouraged. Submissions are due by May 12, 2017.
Rental Project Near Vikings Stadium Still $8M Short
The proposal, known as East Town Apartments, has a funding shortfall of $8 million. It received only half of the $20 million in affordable housing bonding it requested from the state pool, which is administered by Minnesota's Management and Budget office and issued through Hennepin County.
Hosting The Superbowl Will Have Incalculable Effect in the Twin Cities
How much is Super Bowl LII worth to Minnesota? Far more than $400 million. That's the estimated direct economic impact of having the NFL extravaganza here in late January and early February. But that's just the direct dollars and cents. This is why it was easy to get behind $348 million in state money for the stadium.
MN Shoould Increase Funding for the Good Food Access Program
The Legislature in Minnesota is being asked to fully fund the Good Food Access Program. This program is designed to provide loans, grants and technical assistance to communities lacking access to healthy and affordable food to help them create locally based solutions working in concert with businesses.
MN Foundations Invest $17M in Housing and Small Business Bond
The McKnight and Bush foundations and the Otto Bremer Trust, along with other Minnesota foundations, are collaborating to back the Access Capital Community Investment Fund. The collaboration could top $20 million as at least eight other foundations complete their reviews.
Minnesota Philanthropy Leads With $17.1M in Social Investments
The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and several Minnesota foundations have announced a first-of-its-kind in the nation impact investing collaborative. Continuing a legacy of philanthropic leadership, Minnesota foundations are aligning even more of their assets with mission.
Southwest MN Transportation Group Says Proposals Fall Short
Transportation bills now headed to negotiations in the state Capitol include increases in funding, but members of the Area Transportation Partnership for Southwest Minnesota are not optimistic that the region's needs will be met.
Smart Start Initiative for Food Businesses Supports Waseca Pizza
Beginning this month through the end of the year, 14 businesses in southern Minnesota will get advanced training courses and personal coaches from Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. Participants were chosen from a group of applicants who were part of SMIF's other programs for business owners.