Current Grant Opportunities

Minnesota Housing Affordable Housing Funds
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and its partners have announced the availability of funding to build and preserve affordable housing across Minnesota. Total amounts available will be determined by the Minnesota Legislature, and a final availability of funds notice will be distributed after the legislative session ends on May 18. Visit the Minnesota Housing website for applications, materials, and instructions for the Consolidated 2015 Multifamily and Single Family Request for Proposal (RFP) and the annual Housing Tax Credit RFP. The intent to apply is due by 5 p.m. on June 4. The Multifamily RFP and Housing Tax Credits Round 1 are due by 5 p.m. on June 18. The Single Family RFP is due by 12 p.m. on June 16.
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State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Grants for Historic Preservation
In the 2014 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Legislature approved funding for the State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid grants program for historic preservation projects. It is anticipated that approximately $1.13 million will be available. Grants must be matched on at least a one for one basis. The minimum request is $10,000. There is no request cap in place. Funded projects will begin after Jan. 1, 2016. The property for which funds are being requested must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or have been determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register by the State Historic Preservation Office. Properties that have not been evaluated are not eligible for funding. The pre-application deadline: May 29. Final application deadline is July 17.
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Funding for Housing Needs Assessment for Veterans
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency is accepting applications to fund a city’s assessment of housing needs for local veterans. The Legislature’s 2014 supplemental budget bill included a $250,000 appropriation to Minnesota Housing, working in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs. This is the money that will be used for the assessments. The Improve Group is creating a standardized housing assessment survey tool and will provide technical assistance to awardees. Funding of up to $10,000 per community is available to implement this assessment process. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on May 6.
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Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Tour Minnesota Grant
The Minnesota State Arts Board is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2016 Arts Tour Minnesota grant program. Arts Tour Minnesota is a pilot program designed to give Minnesotans greater access to high quality artists and arts organizations, regardless of geography. Arts Tour Minnesota project grants support touring performances, exhibitions, and other related arts activities throughout the state. Minnesota professional artists and nonprofit arts organizations that want to tour may apply. Community groups, cities, public and nonprofit agencies, arts organizations, and others that would like to present touring artists or arts activities may also apply. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on July 17.
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Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
Proposals for funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) are currently being accepted. Approximately $46.3 million is expected to be available for projects that provide multiple ecological and other public benefits in one of the following areas: foundational natural resource data and information; water resources; environmental education; aquatic and terrestrial invasive species; air quality, climate change, and renewable energy; methods to protect or restore land, water, and habitat; and land acquisition for habitat and recreation. The deadline for final submission of proposals is May 11.
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Minnesota State Arts Board FY 2016 Minnesota Festival Support
The Minnesota State Arts Board is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2016 Minnesota Festival Support grant. Proposed projects must take place between Nov. 1, 2015, and Oct. 31, 2016. The deadline to submit applications for the FY 2016 Minnesota Festival Support grant program is 4:30 p.m. on May 22.
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