Property Improvement Grant Program

Grant amounts ranging from $250 - $5,000


The Sacred Heart EDA (SHEDA) has created a Property Improvement Grant Program (PIGP) to assist homeowners in the City of Sacred Heart in making improvements to the exterior appearance of their home and property. The grant will be initially funded by the EDA, City of Sacred Heart, and a donation from the Sacred Heart Jaycees.  


GOAL: Improve the overall appearance and curb appeal of the community and to help spur community redevelopment.


Qualifying projects include (but not limited to):

-          Painting

-          Siding

-          Cosmetic repairs to buildings (house/garage/shed)

-          Landscaping

-          Trash & blight clean-up (dumpsters)


  1. Applications are available at the city office. They must be completed by the property owner and submitted to the City Administrator. Applications from renters will NOT be accepted.
  2. Homeowner will also need to submit an estimate with the application of how much the project will cost.
  3. A committee made up of 2 members of the EDA, 2 members of the Sacred Heart Jaycees, and the City Administrator will review the application for approval or denial.
  4. The PIGP Committee will meet the 1st Tuesday of April and the 1st Tuesday of August each year. Applications must be submitted by March 31st to be eligible at the April meeting and submitted by July 31st to be eligible at the August meeting. 
  5. Payment will be made directly to the contractor completing the work. If the work is to be done by the homeowner then payment will not be made until the project has been completed.
  6. The committee will award any amount up to the dollar amount applied for on the application.
  7. All work must be done in a neat and workman like manner.


The PIGP and it’s committee shall NOT use Race, Color, Creed, Religion, National Origin, Sex, Marital Status, Familial Status, Disability, Public Assistance Status, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Local Human Rights Commission Activity as deciding factors in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act.