Current Grant Opportunities

Inclusive Civic Volunteerism Grant
The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) will award up to three mini-grants of $2,500 each to fund specific projects in the east Twin Cities metro area aimed at increasing diverse and immigrant civic community engagement. Cities, counties, or culturally specific organizations in Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington counties are invited to apply. Culturally specific organizations must have a service geography that includes these counties, but office location may be outside this area. The deadline to apply is March 31.
Learn more and apply for the grant

DNR Park and Trail Grants
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced grant funding opportunities for park and trail projects across Minnesota. Applications are now being accepted for the following grant programs: outdoor recreation, regional trail, local trail connections, and federal recreational trails.

These grants help local governments throughout the state create partnerships with the DNR to fund projects ranging from local parks to regional trails to trail connections. Learn more and apply for:

Aquatic Invasive Species Grants
The Initiative Foundation announces an open process (no deadlines) to apply for funds for projects that implement or expand innovative and comprehensive pilot projects to prevent the introduction or spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the surface waters of Minnesota. A total of $3.6 million will be awarded for pilot projects and an assessment of their effectiveness. The grant program was approved by the Minnesota Legislature from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, one of four funds of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment passed in 2008. It is intended to fund pilot projects anywhere in Minnesota that are legal, effective, and financially sustainable methods of preventing the spread of AIS through a range of communication, education, and outreach efforts; inspection and decontamination; enforcement; containment; and/or other methods than can be administered locally.

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