Environmental Response Fund
Ramsey County Community and Economic Development and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) has established an Environmental Response Fund (ERF) to help project partners clean up contaminated properties throughout the county. Funds are generated by a mortgage registry and deed tax of .0001 percent of the principal amount of financings. To date, 33 clean-up projects have received ERF funding totaling $7.7M and about 200 acres.
Proposals are typically accepted in May and November and coordinated with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Metropolitan Council brownfield programs.