The Department of Administration posts opportunities for competitive grants throughout each fiscal year. These competitive grants are awarded through an application process to applicants that most closely meet the selection criteria. The requests for proposal (RFP) are publicized here via the Department of Administration’s website, as well as on the MN Grants website at http://mn.gov/grants and the MN Legacy website at www.legacy.leg.mn/opportunities-funding.
Per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6, the Minnesota Department of Administration requests proposals to create and produce one radio project from March 2015 through June 2015. This project must educate, enhance, or promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance that expand Minnesotans access to knowledge, information, arts, state history, or cultural heritage. The total amount of funding available for State Fiscal Year 2015 (SFY15) grants is $94,894.81.
Note: KBFT, KKWE, and KOJB are eligible to apply, but may only compete for $71,563.63 of the total available balance. This is due to the available balance from fiscal year 2013.
Information on request for proposal (RFP), grant requirements, selection criteria, timelines, and process are now available for Public Radio Grants and can be accessed below. All applications must be received by email no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on February 2, 2015. Initial grant announcements will be made in mid February 2015.
$75,000 each year is for grants to historic, small town theatres in Minnesota to purchase and install digital projection technology to allow continued access to films. Priority for grants is to theaters that have exclusively 35 millimeter projection systems in communities with few available theaters or to small theaters with only one screen. Priority should be given to projects that have a non-state cash match of at least 65 percent of the total eligible project costs. The total amount of funding available for State Fiscal Year 2015 (SFY15) grants is $49,941.54.
The application period for this release has ended. All applications were due no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on November 14, 2014. Grant announcements will be made in February 2015. For all the details, reference the original Request for Proposals (PDF).
Grant recipients have been selected for the FY14 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Competitive Small Theatre Grants with the Minnesota Department of Administration. Reference the complete FY14 RFP for more details. FY14 Competitive Small Theatre Grant awards are listed below for each selected recipient:
$80,000 the first year is for at least four (and/or up to eight) grants to local units of government for veterans memorials in municipal parks to preserve the culture and heritage of Minnesota. The local unit of government must provide a non-state cash match equal to the amount requested for the grant. Reference the complete RFP for more details.
Grant recipients have been selected for the State Fiscal Year 2014 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Competitive Veterans' Memorial Park Grants with the Minnesota Department of Administration. State Fiscal Year 2014 Competitive Veterans' Memorial Park Grant awards are listed below for each selected recipient: