Funding Opportunities

Grants

Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) and Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Administered Funds Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grants When Minnesota voters passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, the state legislature created the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, a portion of which was appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society for history-related […]

State Level Funding Sources

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Administered Funds Small Cities Development Grant Program This grant program assists smaller cities (fewer than 50,000 residents) and counties (fewer than 200,000 residents) in Minnesota with funding for housing, infrastructure and commercial rehabilitation projects that benefit people of low and moderate incomes. Grants can be used for […]

Legacy Funds

Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grants When Minnesota voters passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, the state legislature created the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, a portion of which was appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society for history-related projects around the state. One of those new initiatives is the Statewide Historical […]

Other Opportunities

American Battlefield Protection Program Partnership Grants Federal Agency: National Park Service Recipients: Federal, tribal, state, and local governments; private-sector organizations The American Battlefield Protection Program funds grants to assist in planning for, studying, and interpreting historic battlefields. Most recipients in this program contribute matching funds or in-kind services. Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants Federal […]

Resilient Communities Project 2013 – 2014

The Resilient Communities Project (RCP) is now accepting proposals from cities and counties to be the community partner for 2013–2014.  RCP is a year-long partnership between the University of Minnesota and one local community in Minnesota. Through the partnership, students and faculty from across the University collaborate with the partner community to address its self-defined […]

Community Action Grants – February 16, 2013

Gannett Foundation’s Community Action Grants Supporting nonprofits with funding priority given to programs that focus on education, neighborhood improvement, youth development, and community problem-solving. The next application deadline is February 16, 2013. For more information, http://tinyurl.com/amj2zqc

Our Town Grants: Deadline January 14, 2013

The National Endowment for the Arts has posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. Application deadline is January 14, 2013. For more information, visit this site.

Laura Jane Musser Fund — Grant Deadline: 11/7/12

The Laura Jane Musser Fund is offering grants for programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wyoming for projects in rural communities that will help to strengthen towns and regions in a number of areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements and education. Deadline to apply: […]

EPA Sustainable Growth Assistance – Deadline October 26, 2012

EPA Sustainable Growth Assistance for Communities – apply by October 26, 2012.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency invites communities to apply for technical assistance to foster sustainable growth in their area. EPA is offering assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program, which offers tools that can be applied in rural, suburban, and urban areas, […]