Current Grant Opportunities

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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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Grant
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. This program furthers the department’s mission by increasing public safety through innovative cross-system collaboration for individuals with mental illness who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Units of local government are among the list of eligible entities. Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. The deadline to apply is April 14.
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SMIF BookStart Grant Program
In an effort to promote early childhood literacy, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Capstone are partnering for the 13th year of the BookStart Grant program. The goal of this partnership is to ensure every child has their own book at home to read or be read to by family members. Awarded organizations will be able to choose from a wide selection, including bilingual and early childhood appropriate books. Applications should reflect collaboration with other organizations that support reading, target populations that may not have access to books, and promote early childhood learning through literacy at the family level. Eligible projects must be located within SMIF's 20-county area. Applications are due March 31.
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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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