OLIVIA — The Renville County Housing and Redevelopment Authority /Economic Development Authority (HRA/EDA) has created a grant program for property owners and local units of government to assist with demolition and cleanup of blighted properties located within Renville County. The deadline for application for this program is March 1, 2023.

Grants of up to $5,000 per residential property or $10,000 per commercial property are available to assist with the proper cleanup of blighted structures that pose a risk to health and safety. Grants require a 1:1 cash match and are reimbursed upon submission of paid receipts for costs incurred.

To be eligible for this grant, demolition may not begin on the property until the grant is awarded. For a full listing of grant rules, guidelines and an application, please visit www.renville.com and click on Blight Removal under the Housing tab.