Current Grant Opportunities

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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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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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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