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State Competitiveness Fund Local Grants

Local Grant Development Assistance program

The Local Grant Development Assistance program increases the competitiveness of entities across Minnesota in accessing federal funding by providing funding support to organizations offering grant development assistance to those seeking federal funds. Twenty-five applicants were selected to share the $6 million in appropriated funds. Selectees include Tribal nations, regional development commissions, utilities associations, consumer-owned utilities, consultants and non-governmental organizations. Award amounts range from $100,000 to $290,000 to be used by the selectee to offer a variety of grant-seeking support services including technical and grant writing assistance, soliciting or leveraging third party grant-writing, addressing challenges and disparities in the seeking of federal funds and assistance with financial analysis or project planning support. The full list of entities selected for Local Grant Development Assistance grants can be found here

 The following list of entities have been awarded a grant from the SCF Local Grant Development Assistance Funding program:

  • Mid-Minnesota Development Commission
  • Lower Sioux Indian Community
  • Region Five Development Commission
  • Region Nine Development Commission
  • Southwest Regional Development Commission
  • West Central Initiative 
  • Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council
  • NW Regional Development Commission
  • Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association 
  • Minnesota Rural Electric Association
  • Arrowhead Regional Development Commission
  • Headwaters Regional Development Commission
  • Upper MN Valley Regional Development Commission
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • East Central Regional Development Commission
  • University of Minnesota HHH
  • Ecolibrium3
  • Local Climate Solutons
  • Great Plains Institute
  • Frontier Energy, Inc
  • Let’s Learn Collective On Our Life’s Journey
  • Housing Sustainability Advisors
  • Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association
  • Great River Energy
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