To help divert waste from landfills, Hennepin County is offering grants to property owners and developers to deconstruct buildings and salvage building materials instead of disposing of them.
Additional time and labor costs involved with deconstruction can be deterrents to using the method, but the intention of the grants is to help offset added time and costs. To help make the reuse and recycling of building materials more affordable, Hennepin County has funding available for a variety of building projects:
- Residential deconstruction grants: Funding for residential properties built prior to 1970 to deconstruct building materials for reuse. Residential deconstruction flyer (PDF)
- Commercial deconstruction grants: Funding for commercial properties, including multi-family apartment buildings over 4 units, to deconstruct building materials for reuse. Commercial deconstruction flyer (PDF)
- Structural move grants: Funding to physically relocate a building to another location, avoiding demolition waste and preserving the cultural and historical integrity of the building. Structural move flyer (PDF)
- Used building material installation grants: A new grant to “close the loop” by funding remodel, renovation, and new construction projects that incorporate used building materials into project designs. Used building material installation flyer (PDF)
Applicants must be a property owner or developer in Hennepin County. Projects must meet the reuse and disposal criteria. For more details on project eligibility and to complete an application, see Building reuse grants eligibility. Contact Olivia.Cashman@hennepin.us with any questions.