Partnership Grants

Lead Partner's and Partners' Responsibilities

Lead Partner’s Responsibilities

After a grant has been approved, the authorized officer of the lead applicant must sign an agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the award. The document specifies an authorized start date, end date, approved budget, and approved scope of work (where appropriate). In some cases the dates, budget, and scope of work will differ from those presented in the application. The lead partner is signing the grant agreement on behalf of the entire partnership, as allowed by the Signature Authority Form. It is important all partners read the grant agreement carefully to understand any conditions placed on your award. The grant agreement also contains the following stipulations:
  • You must agree to abide by the requirements of MS 16B.98 for Grants Management.
  • Changes to approved projects must be in writing and require approval from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • All publicity releases, informational brochures, public reports, publications and other public information relating to approved projects must acknowledge assistance from the Minnesota Historical Society and the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
    • The Legacy Logo identifies projects funded by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Recipients of funds from the outdoor heritage fund, parks and trails fund, clean water fund, or the arts & cultural heritage fund should display the Legacy Logo on printed, online, and other materials produced by the partnership and funded with money from one or more of the funds.
    • All printed materials and web pages related to a program receiving any amount of Arts & Cultural Heritage Funds require a Legacy Logo. Download Legacy logos along with guidelines for use.
    • General acknowledgment: “This program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.”
    • Publication disclaimer: “This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded from an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Historical Society.”
  • A grant identification sign, carrying the same general acknowledgment, must be posted in a prominent location in each partner’s facility while work is in progress.
  • A final report must be submitted via the grants portal within 30 days following the assigned end date for the grant. The report should describe all activities, measurable outcomes, and must include a financial report providing complete documentation of expenditures of both grant funds and match, if applicable.
  • You must agree to hold harmless the Minnesota Historical Society and the State of Minnesota for any action, complaint, discriminatory proceedings or litigation of any kind whatsoever, in conjunction with the funded project. You must further agree to conform to the provisions of MS 181.59, which prohibits discrimination in hiring and/or contracting of labor by reason of race, creed, or color.

Partners’ Responsibilities

  • Read the application and grant agreement carefully to understand any conditions placed on the award
  • Send invoices or receipts for the final report to Lead Partner
  • Partners must agree to hold harmless the Minnesota Historical Society and the State of Minnesota for any action, complaint, discriminatory proceed­ings or litigation of any kind whatsoever, in conjunction with the funded grant. You must further agree to conform to the provisions of MS 181.59, which prohibits dis­crimination in hiring and/or contracting of labor by reason of race, creed, or color.
  • Partners and their contractors, vendors, and consultants are expected to act in an ethical and transparent manner in relation to all aspects of Minnesota Historical Society grant programs. All work and materials should be of good quality and long lasting. All work should be of highest standards and exemplify good professionalism.
  • Partners are responsible for the settlement and satisfaction of all contractual and administrative issues related to contracts entered into with vendors, contractors, or consultants. This includes disputes, claims, protests of award, source evaluation, or other matters of a contractual nature.
  • Partners will hire professionals such as architects, consultants, engineers, historical researchers, etc. who possess the ability to perform successfully. 

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