Defining A Project

What you need to do

  • Remember: this grants program is project-driven - just because an applicant is eligible does not mean that the applicant should undertake the project
  • Examine the guidelines and determine which grant category best fits your project
  • If your project seems to fall into multiple categories, your project may be too large – consider scaling it appropriately to just one grant category
  • Review the criteria by which the grants are evaluated
  • Project duration should be 12-18 months or less

The Process

  • Further, refine your project and make sure that it meets applicable professional standards
  • Research actual costs
  • If you are unclear about either, contact the Grants Office

Grant Program Activity


The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.