MN CARES Act Grants Program are federal funds that were approved by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For further info visit: http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/MNCares.htm
Grants will be allocated, based on regional population, to ensure that these federal funds reach across the state.
These are general support funds; they can be used to pay for salaried positions, contracted positions, or facilities costs. No project is necessary; no match is required.
The application deadline is Friday, October 2, 2020.
The application consists of several very short forms.
The eligibility requirements are described in detail on pages 2-3 of the Program Overview and Application Instructions document posted on their website.
Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts organizations or arts affiliates of nonprofit organizations or public entities that received a grant from one of Minnesota’s eleven regional arts councils in FY 2018, FY 2019, or FY 2020 in the following programs:
Region 01 – Arts Legacy Grants: General Operating
In addition, all eligible applicants must:
1. Be physically located in Minnesota. The majority of an applicant’s arts programming, services, or activities must take place in Minnesota, and must primarily serve and engage Minnesota audiences and participants;
2. Have been in existence and actively providing arts programming in Minnesota for at least two consecutive years prior to the application deadline for this program; and
3. Have had at least one paid employee in a position of artistic or administrative oversight prior to March 1, 2020. The paid employee may be full-time or part-time, salaried or contracted.
Do you need assistance with this application? Feel free to reach out to Mara at NWMAC at director@NWArtsCouncil.org or 218-745-8886.
Potential applicants can contact Richard Hitchler with any questions by phone (800) 866-2787 or (651) 539-2653 or by e-mail at Richard.Hitchler@arts.state.mn.us
Minnesota State Arts Board
540 Fairview Avenue North, Suite 304
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104