Section 3

The Section 3 program requires that Anoka County and the agencies/companies that Anoka County provides certain HUD financial assistance to, to the greatest extent feasible, provide employment, training and contracting opportunities to low- or very low-income persons and to Section 3 business concerns in connection with the HUD assisted project.

Funding Subject to Section 3 Requirements

All projects funded from Anoka County using any dollar amount of CDBG, HOME or NSP funding that are:
  • construction, reconstruction, conversion, or rehabilitation of housing (including reduction and abatement of lead-based paint hazards)
  • other public construction which includes buildings or improvements (regardless of ownership)
If you are awarded a contract that is covered by Section 3 requirements, we will work closely with your company to be sure that the Section 3 goals and requirements will be met to the greatest extent feasible.

Certified as a Section 3 Business

Being certified as a Section 3 business with Anoka County allows those businesses to take advantage of the business opportunities that are generated by certain types of HUD funding. 

Certified businesses are included in a Section 3 directory that Anoka County provides to contractors and other entities.  These certified businesses are also eligible to participate in various activities and trainings that may be sponsored by Anoka County.

Becoming Certified

To become certified as a Section 3 business, complete this application and return it with all required documentation. 
Individuals should contact the Anoka County Job Training Center for more information on hiring Section 3 residents, and also to apply as a resident to the program.  
Additional questions regarding Section 3 can be directed to Barb McKusick.