GUIDELINES AND APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL
The City of Emmetsburg would like to express their sincere gratitude as these grant programs are made possible by funds contributed by the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation with proceeds from Wild Rose Casino and Resort.
Residential Tax Exemption
All qualified real estate assessed as residential property is eligible to receive a 100% exemption from taxation on the first $75,000 of actual value added by improvements. The exemption is for a period of 3 years.
Emmetsburg does not have a revolving load fun of $20,000 that is available to a business expansion or start up. That has just been repaid in the last 6 months and is available.
Are you looking to buy?
Home Ownership Grant
The City of Emmetsburg has funds pledged for grants of up to 5% of a home purchase. Acquisition is for primary personal single family home
appraised (home and land value) between $26,000-$100,000 in Emmetsburg.
Building Your Dream Home?
Housing Initiative Grant
The City of Emmetsburg has $15,000 grants available for the construction of homes within the city limits. The appraised value or actual cost of the home and land shall be between $110,000 and $210,000. Must be for new primary personal residence.
Perfect location, but not exactly what you want? Or, do you want to clean up your neighborhood? The City of Emmetsburg can provide grants up to $5,000 to help demolish dilapidated structures.
For newly-constructed apartments, the City of Emmetsburg can provide grants of $15,000 per apartment. If an existing structure is converted to apartments, $7,500 per apartment is available.