Grants totaling over $17,000,000 were awarded to 35 communities in Greater Minnesota to help pay for rehabilitating housing and commercial structures and improving infrastructure.
The city of Red Wing will receive just over $683,000 for owner-occupied housing and commercial building rehabilitation.
Austin will get about $497,000 for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding under its Small Cities Development Program.
The Small Cities Development Program makes grants available to cities and townships with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000.