Current Grant Opportunities

Livable Communities Grants
The Metropolitan Council Livable Communities 2014 grant application forms are now available. The 1995 Livable Communities Act (LCA) funds community investment that revitalizes economies, creates affordable housing, and links different land uses and transportation. LCA’s voluntary, incentive-based approach leverages partnerships and shared resources to help communities achieve their regional and local goals. Over $19M in grant funding is available. Deadlines are in May and June, depending on the type of grant.
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BookStart Grants
In an effort to promote early childhood literacy, the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Capstone are partnering for the 12th year of the BookStart program. The goal of this partnership is to ensure every child has his or her own book at home to read or be read to by family members. 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 April 15.
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