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Small Business Relief Grant Program Second Round Starts Monday, October 26

Dakota County is offering a second round of relief grants for small businesses that have suffered financial impacts due to COVID-19. Up to $10,000 may be available to eligible businesses; home-based businesses may also qualify. The application period is October 26-November 6. More information can be found on our Small Business Relief Grants page.


CEO Next Business Institute: Applications Being Accepted Now!

Having the tools and techniques to succeed as a business owner is important, especially during times of uncertainty. CEO Next Business Institute provides practical tools and techniques designed specifically for growing regional second stage companies through three lines of service: System for Integrated Growth: 40–60 hours per participating CEO of intensive, advanced research CEO round […]


Dakota County CDA Offices Closed Until Further Notice

Updated 8/21/2020 Dakota County CDA offices will be closed until further notice. Business operations are being adjusted in response to the COVID-19 public health pandemic. Staff will be answering calls and emails during this time. If you are dropping off paperwork or a rent payment, please use the drop box located outside our front doors. […]


Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources for Residents and Businesses

Last updated: 7/21/2020 This page contains information and resources for residents and businesses during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep this page updated with information as it is available.   CDA Office Closed Until Further Notice Dakota County CDA offices are currently closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 public health pandemic until […]


New Affordable Housing Underway in Rosemount

Ground has officially been broken on Wexford Place Apartments, a 49-unit affordable housing development in Rosemount (on the corner of Chippendale Avenue and 160th Street). Remarks at the groundbreaking event held on July 31, 2019 were provided by Mike Waldo, CEO of Ron Clark Construction (project developer), Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste, and Commissioner Chris Gerlach […]


The CDA Recognizes One-Year of Being Smoke-Free

On Saturday, June 1, the CDA officially hit one year of being smoke-free housing! In partnership with Live Smoke Free and Dakota County Public Health, the progress of the first year is something worth celebrating. You can watch and listen to these stories of progress here: For more information on this program, visit http://www.mnsmokefreehousing.org/dakotacounty  


Select Senior Housing Waiting Lists Are Now Open!

The Dakota County CDA is now accepting applications for select units at properties in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings,  Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, Rosemount, West St. Paul, and South St. Paul. Dakota County CDA Senior Housing Waitlist Flyer To apply visit: www.myhousing.dakotacda.org Lists will remain open until further notice. More information about the program, […]


Select Workforce Housing Waiting Lists Now Open!

The Dakota County CDA is accepting applications for properties in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Farmington, Hastings, Lakeville, Mendota Heights, and Rosemount. Lakeville and Rosemount lists are closing on January 15, 2020. Dakota County CDA Workforce Housing Waitlist Flyer To apply visit: www.myhousing.dakotacda.org Lists will remain open until further notice. More information about the program, including […]


Dakota County CDA Receives Awards of Merit

The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) was recognized with two awards from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Awards of Merit were received for the CDA’s two newest affordable housing communities: Argonne Hills, a 62-unit senior housing development, and Keystone Crossing, a 36-unit workforce housing development. Both properties are located in […]


Mortgage and Downpayment Assistance Available for Dakota County Homebuyers

Competitive fixed interest rate mortgage, an annual Federal tax credit and $8,500 in downpayment and closing cost assistance available through the Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA). The spring homebuying market has sprung! If you’re a first time homebuyer or if you haven’t owned a home in three years, you can apply to the Dakota […]