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Applications Now Being Accepted for AMC Committees

Please click here to read about and apply for the committees on which we now have open positions.   


New funding opportunity from the BCBS Center for Prevention

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota delivers on Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to improve the health of all Minnesotans by tackling the leading root causes of preventable death and disease: tobacco use, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating.


The Center is pleased to announce a new funding initiative to support the planning and completion of Active Places projects. The Center looks forward to applications from across Minnesota for projects that will be completed during 2017.


Active Places projects are temporary, low-cost projects that help community members influence long-term community changes. They must contribute to a long-term goal of making a community more accessible to all types of physical activity, including walking and biking. There are two distinct types of Active Places projects – community engagement projects and demonstration projects. More detail about the project types can be found here, and examples of past projects are available here.


The application deadline is Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. Central time.


An optional webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. Central time. This webinar will offer details about different kinds of projects and will also provide an opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will not be about contract requirements. Applicants are strongly encouraged to participate. Additional details about the webinar will be posted on the Available Funding page of our website.


To apply for the Active Places funding and review the required materials, visit the Available Funding page of our website.


State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid Grants - Winter Cycle 2017
In the 2014 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Legislature approved funding for the State Capital Projects Grants-in-Aid grants program for historic preservation projects as follows:

Laws of Minnesota, 2014, Chapter 295,


County and Local Preservation Grants                                  $1,400,000

To be allocated to county and local jurisdictions as matching money for historic
preservation projects of a capital nature, as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
It is anticipated that approximately $400,000 will be available. Grants must be matched on at least a one for one basis. The minimum request is $10,000. There is no request cap in place. Keep in mind that grants are spread across the state as much as possible.  Funded projects will begin after July 1, 2017.
The property for which funds are being requested must be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or have been determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register by the State Historic Preservation Office. Properties that have not been evaluated are not eligible for funding.

Please note that a phased application process is in place, and that a pre-application is required.  Applications are accessible through the Minnesota Historical Society’s on-line grants portal (

Pre-Application Deadline:                   Friday, January 20, 2017 (no later than midnight)

Final Application Deadline:                 Friday, March 3, 2017            (no later than midnight)

Grants Review Committee Meets:     April 20, 2017

 For more complete information, visit the Minnesota Historical Society’s website at The grants manual with additional information can be downloaded at this site. For more information, call 651- 259-3458 or e-mail the Grants Office –


MNDNR Parks and Trails Application Round for Spring 2017

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces 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, regional trails to trail connections. Eligibility requirements, deadlines, and other details can be found on the DNR Web site at or on the following program links:

Outdoor Recreation Grant Program

Federal Recreational Trail Program

Regional Trail Grant Program

Local Trail Connections Grant Program