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Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

legacy_logo_rgbThe Department of Administration manages the following fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grants per Minnesota Laws, 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6. Up to one percent of appropriated funds are used by the Department for grants administration as referenced in appropriation language. 

For information on FY 2012-13 grant awards and past years' information, visit the archived information page. For other information, contact Naomi Munzner at 651-201-2569. To learn more about the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, visit www.legacy.leg.mn.

Minnesota Public Radio

$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for Minnesota Public Radio to create programming and expand news service on Minnesota's cultural heritage and history.

Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS)

$1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000 the second year are appropriated for a grant to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.

Funds were allocated to each member station based on Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations’ recommendations. 

MEMBER STATION FY 2014 AMOUNT FY 2015 AMOUNT
KAXE-FM Grand Rapids, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KBEM-FM Minneapolis, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KFAI-FM Minneapolis, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KMOJ-FM Minneapolis, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KMSU-FM Mankato, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KQAL-FM Winona, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KSRQ-FM Thief River Falls, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KUMD-FM Duluth, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KUOM-AM Minneapolis, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KVSC-FM St. Cloud, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
WTIP-FM Grand Rapids $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KOJB-FM Cass Lake, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KBFT-FM Nett Lake, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
KKWE-FM Callaway, MN $108,900.00 $108,900.00
AMPERS $108,900.00 $108,900.00
Total* $1,633,500.00 $1,633,500.00

*Reflects one percent removed for grants administration. 

Lake Superior Center Authority

$200,000 the first year is for development of an exhibit to examine the effect that aquatic environments have on shipwrecks and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage. Priority should be given to projects that have a non-state cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.

Lake Superior Zoo

$150,000 each year is for development of the forest discovery zone to create educational exhibits using animals and the environment. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.

Como Park Zoo

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for the Como Park Zoo for program development. Priority should be given to projects that have a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs.

Science Museum of Minnesota

$1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000 the second year are for described programs for the Science Museum of Minnesota. Grant recipients must provide a nonstate cash match of at least 25 percent of the total eligible project costs: 

  1. $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year are for arts, arts education, and arts access and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage including student and teacher outreach and expansion of the museum's American Indian initiatives; and 
  2. $600,000 each year is for a grant to upgrade the Science Museum's Omnitheater audio and projection systems.

Public Television

$3,950,000 the first year and $3,950,000 the second year are for grants to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants according to Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.18.

Funds were allocated to each member station based on Minnesota Public Television Association recommendations.

MEMBER STATION FY 2014 AMOUNT FY 2015 AMOUNT
Duluth $384,638.32 $384,638.32
KSMQ $337,979.00 $337,979.00
Lakeland $368,932.01 $368,932.01
Pioneer $363,402.00 $363,402.00
Prairie $305,363.33 $305,363.33
TPT $2,150,185.34 $2,150,185.34
Total* 3,910,500.00 3,910,500.00

*Reflects one percent removed for grants administration.

Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center

$400,000 the first year is for a grant to the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.