Current Grant Opportunities

Good Food Access Program Equipment & Physical Improvement Grants

The Good Food Access Program Equipment and Physical Improvement Grant (GFAP) helps grocery stores and small food retailers make physical improvements and purchase equipment (such as coolers and freezers) to increase the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for underserved communities in low- and moderate-income areas. For-profit and nonprofit grocery stores, small food retailers (such as corner stores, convenience stores, farmers' markets, and mobile food markets), and retail food outlets operated by an emergency food program or food hub are eligible to apply. Cities can apply on behalf of an eligible retailer and act as the fiscal agent. Cities that operate food outlets, such as farmers markets, are also eligible to apply. Past applicants are encouraged to reapply. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Jan. 17.
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DNR Outdoor Recreation Grant Program

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Outdoor Recreation Grant Program provides grants to local units of government for up to 50 percent of the cost of acquisition, development and/or redevelopment of local parks and recreation areas. Project proposals must include at least one of the eligible primary outdoor recreation facilities and have a total project cost of at least $20,000.The completed application is due March 29.
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DNR Natural and Scenic Area Program

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Natural and Scenic Area Program provides grants to local units of government for up to 50 percent of the cost of acquisition of natural and scenic areas. Eligible projects include fee title acquisition and permanent easement acquisition. Project proposals must have a total project cost of at least $20,000. The completed application is due March 29.
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DNR Federal Recreational Trail Program

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Federal Recreational Trail Program offers funding assistance to encourage the maintenance and development of motorized, non-motorized, and diversified trails. The minimum grant request is $1,000, and the maximum grant award is $150,000. The completed application is due Feb. 28.
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DNR Regional Trail Grant Program

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Regional Trail Grant Program provides grants to local units of government to promote development of regionally significant trails outside the seven-county metropolitan area. Priority for trail project funding will be given to projects that develop trails of significant length. Significant considerations also include expected amount and type of use, and quality and attractiveness of natural and cultural resources. The minimum grant request is $5,000, and the maximum grant award is $250,000. The completed application is due March 29.
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DNR Local Trail Connections Program

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Local Trail Connections Program provides grants to local units of government to promote relatively short trail connections between where people live and desirable locations, not to develop significant new trails. Eligible projects include acquisition and development of trail facilities. Projects must result in a trail linkage that is immediately available for use by the general public. The minimum grant request is $5,000, and the maximum grant award is $150,000. The completed application is due March 29.
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Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry Safety Grant Program

The Safety Grant Program awards funds up to $10,000 to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Applications are accepted continuously and reviewed every two months.
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