The Small Cities Development Program is overseen by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This federally funded program provides financing for owner-occupied rehabilitation, rental property rehabilitation, and commercial rehabilitation. The types of funding available in a specific community are determined by assessing a community's needs and resident interest. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership works with cities to prepare and submit preliminary proposals and full applications through DEED's competitive application and award process.

Features of the program include:

  • 0% deferred loans, forgivable loans, and low-interest loans for needed repairs

  • Favorable owner match funds requirements

  • Eligible homeowners may use SCDP funds for items such as roofing, gutters, siding, windows, doors, insulation, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and to address required lead paint remediation items

  • Eligible commercial owners may use SCDP funds for items such as roofing, siding/brickwork, doors, windows, insulation, awnings/signs, HVAC, mechanical systems, code issues, and accessibility modifications


See counties on the right for eligible cities.

For more information about the Small Cities Development Program,

please call Messina Owings at 320.258.0673 or email

SCDP Application Information

SCDP applications and all required attachments should be mailed to:



37 28TH AVE N, STE #102

ST. CLOUD, MN 56303

SCDP by County


· Sartell - Owner Occupied, Rental


· Melrose - Owner Occupied, Commercial

· St. Joseph - Owner Occupied

- Sartell - Owner Occupied, Rental


· Howard Lake - Commercial


· Menahga - Owner Occupied, Commercial

About CMHP

Our Mission: We are committed to assisting underserved communities to preserve, improve, and increase affordable housing for low and moderate-income families and individuals.

Contact CMHP

Direct: 1.320.259.0393

Fax: 1.320.259.9590

St. Cloud, MN 56303 * MN TDD 711