Current Grant Opportunities

AGRI Urban Agriculture Grants

Local governments, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and tribal communities are invited to apply for the AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant Program through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. These grants can be used by organizations and communities to obtain the materials and services necessary to successfully promote urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development. Projects must be located in or serve communities that meet specific criteria. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Jan. 14.

Learn more and apply for an AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant

Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant, or BRIC. The new BRIC grant is for pre-disaster mitigation activities and replaces FEMA’s existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. BRIC will offer $500 million in grants to help support states, tribes, territories and communities throughout the nation as they design and begin new infrastructure projects that will reduce future disaster recovery costs and help save lives. The program will also provide incentives to local governments to adopt and enforce modern building codes. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO). The deadline to apply is Jan. 21.

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Flood Mitigation Assistance Grants

FEMA is accepting applications for the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant. These grants are used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings that are insured by the National Flood Insurance Program. Projects are selected based on the cost-effectiveness and eligibility of the proposal. Eligible applicants must apply for funding using the new FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO). The deadline to apply is Jan. 21.

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Local Road Improvement Program Grants

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is now soliciting applications for Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) grants. The 2020 bonding bill included $75 million in undesignated LRIP funds to be awarded to local units of government on a competitive basis. Applications are due by March 3, and awards will be announced in May. The maximum grant award per local unit of government is $1.25 million. Cities of all sizes are eligible and encouraged to apply.

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Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry Safety Grants

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.
Learn more and apply for a Safety Grant