Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

New Round of Highly Competitive Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded in Dozens of Minnesota Communities

Important Minnesota stories will be preserved and shared thanks to a new round of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants awarded by the Minnesota Historical Society with funds from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Fifty-nine new grants have been awarded in 29 counties across the state (see list below).

Demand remains high for MHCH grants as the second and final year of this biennium begins. Over the past year, the Society received 481 applications requesting approximately $10.5 million and awarded 253 for approximately $5 million.

"We've reached 71 of 87 counties at the halfway point of this biennium compared to 56 of 87 in the last biennium," said David Grabitske, manager of Outreach Services for the Minnesota Historical Society. "A truly diverse number of eligible applicants have demonstrated compelling reasons to preserve the state's history, one of our most valuable non-renewable resources.”

The remaining Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants deadlines for fiscal year 2013, which began July 1, 2012 are:

Deadlines for Small Grants, which are up to $7,000:
August 17, 2012
October 5, 2012
November 9, 2012 (funds permitting)
January 11, 2013 (funds permitting)

Deadlines for Mid and Large Size grants, which are $7,001 and higher:
Final applications: July 27, 2012
Historical Resources Advisory Committee meets: September 6-7, 2012 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul

The Grants Manual is available at legacy.mnhs.org/grants. Applications are accepted only through the Society’s grants portal at grants.mnhs.org.

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This site is updated regularly with descriptions and data related to Legacy projects funded through the Minnesota Historical Society by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF).
Further information about the use and impact of all Legacy Funds can be found on the Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission's Minnesota's Legacy site.