(KMSP) – If you hear about a city or town qualifying for a large federal grant, celebration and skepticism are probably wise in equal doses. Many times, what a city has qualified for are so-called “preference points” that gives the city an advantage in pre-qualifying for a federal grant. Also, rather than direct aid, many times what’s provided is research assistance or participation in a federal study.
Below are four major federal grants the City of Minneapolis recently qualified for. Mayor Betsy Hodges told the FOX 9 Investigators her travels and meetings with decision makers helped secure these grants:
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