Current Grant Opportunities

Minnesota Festival Support Grants

The Minnesota State Arts Board is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2020 Minnesota Festival Support grant program. This grant program is designed to provide meaningful arts experiences to Minnesotans through festivals that celebrate the arts, build community, and expose communities to diverse art forms including folk and traditional arts. Applicants must have presented the proposed festival at least once prior to the date of application. Cities are eligible to apply, and the deadline is 4:30 p.m. on March 22.
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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 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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