The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce promotes the development of strong, diverse, economically viable businesses and community organizations.

Facade Improvement

The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has received a $42,500 Great Streets Façade Improvement administration contract from the City of Minneapolis.


 The Mill Northeast



Mill City Running



Northeast Tailor Shop

Northwest Dental Center


Grant Information and Application

Grants are available for amounts ranging from $1,000-$5,000 per project.  This is a matching grant program on a 1:1 basis (dollar to dollar) or on a 2:1 basis (1 dollar to 2 dollars).  Work must be completed before grant funding is disbursed, in other words, the property owner or tenant must complete the work in its entirety before receiving grant funds.

Click on the links below for more information about the grant, the application process and supporting documentation needed for project funding.


Application and Agreement

Business Guidelines


Grant Deadlines

Grant applications will be reviewed monthly.  Applications must be received my mail, email or be hand delivered to the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce offices by the first of the month to be considered in that month's cycle.  Applications are welcome at any time during the month.  A committee will review the applications and award notifications will be given  on or just after the 15th of each month.  Applications will be accepted until all the funding has been disbursed.


Eligible Areas


Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis to businesses in seven geographic areas or “nodes”. Click on the area maps below to determine if your property is eligible.


·22nd and Johnson  1:1

·29th and Johnson   1:1

·37th and Central      2:1

·Central Avenue Business District  1:1

·East Hennepin Activity District/Central Ave. NE (University-8th Street) 2:1

·Lowry and Marshall 1:1

·Lowry and University  1:1

·13th and University  1:1

·Grain Belt Complex  1:1



Facade Improvements


The facade grants will help businesses in Northeast Minneapolis fund storefront improvements including (but not limited to):


·Repairing or replacing architectural details

·Preserving historic details

·Painting or repainting exteriors

·Installing windows and glass doors


·Awnings or canopies



Grant Distribution

For a complete list of eligible improvements as well as a list of discouraged projects click here. To ensure an equitable distribution of grants, decisions will be based on the following criteria:


·Eligible activities

·Overall impact on the property

·Size of the project

·Façade Design Guidelines


·Eligible address


We are excited to work with your business! Please contact Christine Levens, President of the Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, for more information about the grant or to set up an initial meeting at or (612) 378-0050.

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Christine Levens
2329 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: (612) 378-0050
Fax: (612) 378-8870