The City of Granite Falls is applying for a comprehensive Small Cities Grant with the help of Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commis-sion. The funds are federal community development block grant dollars that can be used by 1) owner occupied homeowners, 2) landlords with single-family and multi-family rental property(s), and 3) commercial businesses. The Intent to Participate forms are posted on our website, and will be mailed in the September utility bills. We are asking everyone who thinks they may use the fund to simply reply with the “Intent to Participate” form. There is no obligation only an intention, the responses will gauge how likely grant dollars are to be used in our city. If we have a low response the city will not qualify for the program. We encourage everyone to respond. Official info