The intent of the Front Door program is to provide assistance to Coon Rapids property owners who will make certain exterior improvements to the front (street side) of their home, increasing its curb appeal which benefits the entire community. There are no income limits to participate in this program. This is a new program in 2019 and only $100,000 will be immediately available. Funding will be awarded on a first come, first served basis upon signing of a Participation Agreement with the City.
Minimum grant: $1,000. Maximum grant: $5,000.
Grants will equal either 15% or 25% of the applicant’s individual project amounts depending upon the scope of work. If the scope of work includes qualifying projects from both categories, then the grant amount will be determined individually in each category.
Landscape Architectural Consultation. If landscaping is part of the project, a 2-hour at home consultation is available. Consultations are subsidized by the City and the homeowner pays a $25 co-pay.
Financing. The City has low-interest loans available to help finance the balance of your project. Interest rates range between 1% - 4% with no income limits. For more information on financing options, contact the Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment at www.mncee.org/coonrapids or 612-335-5884.