Community Development

Announcing the Inver Grove Heights Economic Development Authority

CARES Act Nonprofit Relief Grant Program

We invite local NPOs to apply by Sept. 30, 2020! See details below...

COVID-19 Nonprofit Relief Grants - For WEB

Do you operate a local nonprofit organization affected by COVID-19? 

We want to help.

The Inver Grove Heights Economic Development Authority is offering a nonprofit relief grant program to support local nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The goal of the program is to help non-profit organizations respond to the extraordinary needs of the populations they serve as a result of the pandemic. Grants of up $20,000 may be awarded to organizations that meet the eligibility criteria. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020. Learn how to apply below!

Nonprofit Grant Program Overview

Nonprofit Grant Application & Instructions*

*The application is a fillable PDF. Please follow these steps:

1. Download the application

2. Open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

3. Complete the application using the fillable fields

4. Save the application

5. Attach the application to your emailed submission, along with the other required documents, and email to Finance Director Amy Hove (

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Dakota County is providing $10 million in COVID-19 relief to small businesses.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for eligible applicants to help cover payroll, rent, mortgage payments, utility bills and other operational expenses incurred since March 1, 2020. Applications must be received by August 14, 2020. 

Grant program press release

Grant program flyer

For complete grant information, visit: For questions, call 651-675-4481 or email

Updated July 22

Statewide Mask Mandate: Implementation of face covering requirements by businesses effective July 25

Governor Tim Walz announced on July 22, 2020 a statewide mandate requiring Minnesotans to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces and businesses. This goes into effect on Saturday, July 25 and will remain in effect until Minnesota’s peacetime state of emergency order is lifted. Here is a link to the Executive Order, along with highlights that pertain to specifically to businesses:

Implementation of face covering requirements by businesses

  • Businesses must require that all persons, including their workers, customers, and visitors, wear face coverings as required by this Executive Order.
  • When possible, businesses must provide accommodations to persons, including their workers and customers, who state they have a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the person to maintain a face covering, such as permitting use of an alternate form of face covering (e.g., face shield) or providing service options that do not require a customer to enter the business.
  • Businesses may not require customers to provide proof of a medical condition mental health condition, or disability, or require customers to explain the nature of their conditions or disability.
  • Businesses must follow the requirements of other applicable laws with respect to whether a business may require a worker to provide documentation of a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability related to their inability to wear a face covering and what the business may ask regarding the condition or disability.
  • Nothing in this Executive Order requires businesses or their workers to enforce this requirement when it is unsafe to do so, or authorizes them to restrain, assault or physically remove workers or customers who refuse to comply with this Executive Order.
  • Nothing in this Executive Order authorizes businesses or their workers to violate other laws, including anti-discrimination laws.

For more information and resources for businesses:

Minnesota Department of Economic Development: 

Minnesota Department of Health:

Community Development 

The Community Development Department works to provide Inver Grove Heights with a safe, high-quality living environment and a diverse economic and social base.

The department can help you in the following areas:

  • Planning and zoning
  • Licensing and permits
  • Inspections
  • Economic development
  • Northwest area news
  • Current development information

2020 Community Development Semi-Annual Activity Report 

Please view a summary of Community Development activity for the first 6 months of 2020 here.

Are you an entrepreneur looking to open a business in IGH? Welcome! 

Check out this helpful guide to all that our City has to offer new business owners, or call us anytime.

Ever wonder how City development and building fees are utilized? 

Find out more about the services provided by the Community Development Department and how these fees help keep our City safe and livable, as it continues to grow.

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