Select Minnesota Cities Are Eligible for NLC Federal Grant Navigation Program

April 11, 2022

The National League of Cities (NLC) program will provide federal grant application assistance for up to 20 small and medium-sized Minnesota cities.

With billions of dollars in new and existing federal discretionary grants authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the National League of Cities (NLC) has launched a new program to help cities develop and submit federal grant applications.

The NLC’s Federal Grant Navigation Program seeks to help cities collect necessary data, match community needs with funding streams, and apply for federal grants. The program is free for up to 20 cities in Minnesota with populations of no less than or near 9,000. It is open to both NLC members and non-members.

Participating cities will receive specialized one-on-one assistance. They will also participate in a cohort with other municipalities across the country, based on size and need, to share strategies and best practices for successfully securing federal grant awards. Interested cities can sign up for NLC’s Grant Navigation Program by completing a form on the program’s website.

Learn more and sign up for the NLC Federal Grant Navigation Program

Other resources

In addition to NLC’s program, the League of Minnesota Cities is working to develop information on the numerous new federal discretionary grant programs. This will help prepare cities of all sizes that are interested in applying for grants.

For cities interested in exploring federal grant opportunities authorized by the IIJA, the White House has created a guidebook that includes information on all federal grants authorized by the IIJA, some of which cities are eligible applicants.

Access the White House Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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