Grant Schedule/Timeline

Special Notice on the COVID-19 Virus

The COVID-19 crisis will have a significant impact on the State of Minnesota’s budget, including Legacy funds. At this time, state officials do not know the extent of the impact on revenues, particularly sales tax revenues, which is the source of Legacy funding. To help assess the state’s fiscal situation, MN Management and Budget (MMB) will issue an interim budget projection in early to mid-May. MNHS is closely monitoring these developments and the impact they will have on the grant programs. MNHS is committed to serving our applicants and grantees with as much flexibility and support as we can.

At this time, we are planning to continue with the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage April (small), July (small), and Summer (large) grant rounds and the Heritage Partnership Program Winter grant round. However, depending on budget projections, it is possible that payments of grant awards could be delayed, the project might need to start later than planned, total amounts of projected dollars available for grant programs could be reduced or other actions may be necessary.

We will keep you informed of any new developments as more information becomes available. In all of this, the Grants Office serves as your main point of contact via email at or leave a message at 651-259-3497. Please reach out directly to the Grants Office on any of these matters or others you may want to bring to our attention. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Application Deadline and Grant Period

SMALL and STRUCTURE GRANTS ($10,000 or less)

Application Submission Deadline by 11:59 p.m. Project Activity Start Project Activity End Date
Friday, April 10, 2020 June 30, 2020 June 30, 2021
Friday, July 10, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 1, 2021
Friday, October 9, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022
Friday, January 8, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 1, 2022
Friday, April 9, 2021 June 30, 2021 June 30, 2022


LARGE GRANTS (over $10,000)

Pre-Application Submission Deadline by 11:59 p.m. Final Application Submission Deadline by 11:59 p.m. Project Activity Start  Project Activity End
May 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 1, 2022