The CARAG neighborhood and area is full of great partners, resources, business, and friends.

Let us know if we have missed one.

Grants for you

Check out the grants below that are available to CARAG residents & property owners only.

Questions? Send us a note:

Bryant Park Community Center

Located at 3101 Bryant Avenue South in CARAG, currently has openings in their Recreation Plus program. Rec Plus is afterschool childcare designed for children in kindergarten-6th grades. Rec Plus enables children to experience the positive benefits of a balanced recreation program and provides a safe environment that promotes healthy physical and social development. Please contact the coordinator Sadie Jelinek if you would like more info or enrollment forms.



New to CARAG? 

CARAG is a vibrant neighborhood with a mix of renters and homeowners. Its proximity to entertainment, housing, shopping, and restaurants makes it sought after. 

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Health & Wellness



Whether you’re thinking of painting the house, new windows or updating your garage, the CARAG NRP Home Improvement Loan Program can help fund all kinds of exterior home improvements. CARAG has partnered with the Lending Center at the Center for Energy & Environment (CEE) to offer financing options that allow homeowners to complete their projects with low monthly payments and fixed low rates.

Get started today by calling 612-335-5884 or visit

The Lending Center at CEE is a Minnesota nonprofit that has been helping homeowners for over 35 years.


Want to lead an event on your block and receive $250? 

CARAG is offering grants to encourage neighbors to get to know one another through block activities creating a safer, more welcoming community.

The program offers up to $250 for event supplies, entertainment, and other activities.  Multiple block clubs are encouraged to work together on events like National Night Out, alley clean ups, etc.

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Submit for grant, it only takes 2 minutes!

Contact CARAG for more information at: (612) 823-2520 or

Home Safety

Light up your yard to improve safety using CARAG’s Safety Lighting Grant. Up to $500 is available to purchase fixtures, provide an electrical connection, and install lights.

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Submit for grant, it only takes 2 minutes!

Contact CARAG for more information at: (612) 823-2520 or



Get a $50 in home visit to identify opportunities to save energy which means saving money and keeping the planet healthy. 

Free home energy visit


All 20 grants have been awarded for 2017, but check back for 2018!

Not sure about which plants to choose?

Check out our handy list of recommended plants: Native Plant Suggestions