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Competitive Grant Opportunities


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 proposals (RFP) are publicized here via the Department of Administration's website, as well as on the MN Grants website at and the MN Legacy website at

Hmong RPA Writing System

Request for Proposals: Hmong RPA Writing System

The Minnesota Department of Administration requests proposals to improve and develop a unified and standardized Latin alphabet form of the Hmong Romanized Popular Alphabet (RPA) writing system. No portion of this appropriation may be used to encourage religious membership or to conduct personal ceremonies or events.

$288,000 is available for State Fiscal Year 2024 and $288,000 is available for State Fiscal Year 2025.

Fiscal year 2024 funds are available until June 30, 2025 and Fiscal year 2025 funds are available until June 30, 2026.

All applications must be received no later than 4:30p.m. Central Time, on March 19, 2024 April 9, 2024. 

Late applications will not be considered. 
Please contact Sarah Hernandez with questions at

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