State Grants-in-Aid Program Overview
To support projects with long term results conducted by organizations and institutions that interpret and preserve Minnesota's history.
Availability of Funding
Approximately $187,000 will be available for 2008 winter cycle.
Approximately $158,000 will be available for 2008 fall cycle.
- Every grant must be matched at least on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
- Match may be in the form of cash, in-kind, or donated services and materials contributed for the project.
- Historic Properties may be awarded up to $50,000. Buildings listed in or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places will receive additional consideration. Projects awarded more than $10,000 will receive their award on a reimbursable basis, and will sign Letters of Agreement commensurate with the amount awarded.
- The maximum award in categories 2-3, and 5-10, will be $10,000.
- The maximum award in category 4 (Microform Copies) will be $5,000.
- All applications must address the following: Justification of the project's importance within the organization's goals; explanation of the capacity building and transformational potential for the organization; and expected outcomes and deliverables that will significantly benefit the public.
The primary recipients of state grants-in-aid awards are regional, county and local nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is historical preservation and/or interpretation. Applications will also be considered from other nonprofit organizations and from units of government when the projects they propose are among those described below in Eligible Projects. Projects from non-historical organizations should fill a need that is not being met by a historical organization.
This program's 10 different project categories are described in detail in the Project Guidelines section of the State Grants-in-Aid Manual (revised September 1998).
- Historic Properties
- Artifact Collections
- Interpretive Programs
- Microform Copies
- Oral History
- Photographic Collections
- Publications and Research
- Museum Environments
For more Information
For more information about this program please contact Melinda Hutchinson, Grants Associate, 651-259-3459.