DEADLINES FOR FALL 2013 GRANTS CYCLE (FY 2014)
State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Grants: In the 2012 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Legislature approved funding for the State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid grants program for historic preservation projects as follows:
Laws of Minnesota, 2012, Chapter 293,
Section 24, MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
County and Local Preservation Grants $750,000
To be allocated to county and local jurisdictions as matching money for historic preservation projects of a capital nature, as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 138.0525.
An additional $150,000 from the 2010 appropriation - as amended in Laws of Minnesota, 2012, Chapter 293, Section 46 - will also be available for award in this biennium.
It is anticipated that approximately $500,000 will be available in the fall 2013 grants cycle. The maximum request is $100,000. The minimum is $10,000. Grants must be matched on at least a one for one basis. Please note that due to the large number of applications normally received during a grants cycle, awards of more than $100,000 are rare. Funded projects will begin after January 1, 2014.
The property for which funds are being requested must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or have been determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register by the State Historic Preservation Office. Properties that have not been evaluated are not eligible for funding.
Please note that a phased application process is in place, and that a pre-application, or qualifying application, is required. Pre-applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Friday, July 12, 2013. Final applications must be received no later than midnight on Friday, September 6, 2013. Applications are accessible through the Minnesota Historical Society's new on-line grants portal. Mailed applications are no longer accepted.
Pre-Application Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2013
Final Application Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2013
Grants Review Committee Meets: October 17, 2013
The grants portal is available through a link on the Society's website: www.mnhs.org/capitalgrants. The grants manual with further information can be downloaded at this site. For more information, call 651-259-3458 or e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.