Community Assistantship Program Grant
The Community Assistantship Program (CAP) is pleased to announce a summer 2014 grant program. The grant will allow rural communities to hire a student to work on a project defined by those communities. The deadline for project proposals is March 15. Approved projects will run from May 25 to Aug. 24. Winning communities will review job applications, and select the student who best meets their needs. Eligible organizations include community groups, organizations, and local governments outside the seven-county metro.
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Veterans Memorial Parks Grants
The Department of Administration has opportunities for competitive grants for fiscal year 2014 for Veterans Memorial Parks. A total of about $80,000 the first year is available for at least four (and/or up to eight) grants to local units of government for veterans memorials in municipal parks to preserve the culture and heritage of Minnesota. The local unit of government must provide a non-state cash match equal to the amount requested for the grant. The deadline to apply is March 7.
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Funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has issued its 2015 request for proposal (RFP) for funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund beginning July 1, 2015. The Trust Fund represents the money that, since its inception in 1991, has been generated by the Minnesota State Lottery to provide a constitutionally dedicated funding source for protection of the state’s unique natural resources. Approximately $44 million is expected to be available for projects being sought in environment and natural resource areas that will provide multiple ecological and other public benefits. Proposals are due by March 28.
Learn more and access the 2015 RFP