Minnesota  Historical and CulturalGrants<br />
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Constitutional Amendment : Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Act<br />Passed by Legislatu...
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Themes<br />High expectations <br />Legacy<br />Gift to future generations<br />“Proj...
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Funding<br />Increases sales tax by 3/8 ¢<br />Expected to raise about $240 million p...
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Appropriations from Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for 2010-11 biennium<br />Arts:  ...
Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />History Appropriations1 <br />*Statewide Historicaland Cultural Grants $6,750,000<br ...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Statewide Historical and Cultural Grants<br />“For history programs and projec...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)<br />“Balanced statewide membersh...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Grant Categories<br />History Projects<br />Collections Care and Management<br...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Grant Categories<br />Historic Preservation Projects<br />Historic Properties ...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Eligibility<br />Applicant Eligibility<br />Eligible recipients include:<br />...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Small Grants  (“Fast Track”)<br />Up to $7,000<b...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Fast Track “Structured” Grants<br />Pre-packaged...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Mid-Size Grants<br />Greater than $7,00 but less...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Large Grants<br />$50,000 and up<br />Increased ...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Evaluation Criteria<br />Is project an eligible activity?<br />Does project su...
Evaluation Criteria<br />Additional considerations:<br />Capacity to complete the project<br />Significance of the resourc...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Month-by-Month Timeline<br />October 2009<br />Statewide workshops and webinar...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Month-by-Month Timeline<br />February 2010<br />Legislature convenes February ...
Keys to Writing a Successful Grant<br />Submit a pre-app, even if not required<br />Follow directions<br />Fill out the ap...
What to Include with Your Application<br />All pages of the application filled out completely<br />Scope of Work Form for ...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />How to Submit<br />On time or early<br />Online <br />www.mnhs.org/legacy/gran...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Review of Deadlines<br />Fast Track Grants<br />Rolling monthly deadline the f...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Distribution of Funds<br />Fast Track Grants<br />100% at the beginning of the...
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Other possible Legacy funding opportunities:<br />State Arts Board<br />Humani...
Contact Information: Staff<br />David Grabitske, museum administration<br />Bob Herskovitz, museum/archives conservation	<...
Contact Information: Web<br />MN Historical and Cultural Grants on the Web at:<br />www.mnhs.org/legacy/grants<br />Facebo...
Questions?<br />Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />
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MN Historical & Cultural Grants Workshop

  1. 1. Minnesota Historical and CulturalGrants<br />
  2. 2. Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Constitutional Amendment : Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Act<br />Passed by Legislature in 2008 Session to include on statewide ballot<br />Passed with 56% margin of all those voting in the statewide General Election in November 2008<br />“May be spent only for arts, arts education, arts access; and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage.”<br />“The dedicated money under this section must supplement traditional sources of funding for these purposes and may not be used as a substitute.” <br />
  3. 3. Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Themes<br />High expectations <br />Legacy<br />Gift to future generations<br />“Projects of enduring value”<br />Transparency<br />Accountability<br />Evaluation<br />Measurable outcomes<br />“No precedents” <br />
  4. 4. Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Funding<br />Increases sales tax by 3/8 ¢<br />Expected to raise about $240 million per year<br />Dedicated in Constitution as follows:<br />Outdoor Heritage Fund 33% <br />Clean Water Fund 33% <br />Parks and Trails Fund 14.25% <br />*Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund 19.75%   <br />
  5. 5. Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Appropriations from Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for 2010-11 biennium<br />Arts: $43 million<br />*History: $22 million<br />Public Broadcasting: $11.6 million<br />Libraries: $8.5 million<br />Indian Language Preservation: $1.9 million<br />Arts Education: $1 million<br />Humanities/Zoos/Children’s & Science museums: $4.8 m.<br />
  6. 6. Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />History Appropriations1 <br />*Statewide Historicaland Cultural Grants $6,750,000<br />$2¼ m. this fiscal year; $4½ m. next fiscal year<br />MHS Programs $7,750,000<br />MHS Exhibit $2,500,000<br />History Partnerships $4,000,000<br />MN Digital Library $500,000<br />Archaeological and Historic Site Survey $500,000<br />1biennial amounts, 2009-2011<br />
  7. 7. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Statewide Historical and Cultural Grants<br />“For history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.”<br />Competitive grant process<br />“The MHS shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.” <br />Guided by Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)<br />
  8. 8. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)<br />“Balanced statewide membership”<br />“Members representing the interests of historic preservation, local history, archaeology, archival programs and other cultural programs related to the history of Minnesota.”<br />Primary duties relate to grants<br />HRAC to assist with policy development<br />First meeting was September 15<br />Plan to review grants in November/December 2009 and meet again in January 2010<br />
  9. 9. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Grant Categories<br />History Projects<br />Collections Care and Management<br />Three-Dimensional Objects <br />Archives and History-Related Library Materials<br />Reprographic Projects (photographs, microfilming, etc.)<br />Digital Conversion and Access<br />Interpretive Programs<br />Museum and Archives Environments<br />Oral History<br />Publications and Research<br />
  10. 10. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Grant Categories<br />Historic Preservation Projects<br />Historic Properties <br />Acquisition <br />Pre-development<br />Restoration/Preservation<br />Building Systems and Accessibility<br />Survey and Inventory<br />Evaluation<br />National Register Nominations<br />Heritage Tourism and Public Education<br />Preservation Planning<br />
  11. 11. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Eligibility<br />Applicant Eligibility<br />Eligible recipients include:<br /> 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations<br />governmental units<br />tribes<br />educational organizations<br />Project Eligibility<br />History “programs and projects”<br />Activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources<br />
  12. 12. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Small Grants (“Fast Track”)<br />Up to $7,000<br />Simplified application and preparation<br />Rapid review and approval<br />No match requirement<br />Rolling (monthly) deadline <br />Deadline will be the final Friday of every month<br />First rolling deadline October 30, 2009<br />Evaluation and measurable outcomes<br />Includes “structured” options<br />
  13. 13. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Fast Track “Structured” Grants<br />Pre-packaged options, such as:<br />Purchase microfilm<br />Develop a disaster plan<br />“Bookshelves”<br />Also up to $7,000, but many will be much less<br />Even more simplified application and preparation<br />Rapid review and approval<br />No match requirement<br />Rolling (monthly) deadline <br />Evaluation and measurable outcomes<br />
  14. 14. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Mid-Size Grants<br />Greater than $7,00 but less than $50,000<br />Review comparable to State Grants-in-Aid program<br />Staff review and HRAC review<br />Match encouraged but not required<br />Deadlines fall and spring<br />First deadline November 23, 2009; second April 12, 2010<br />Evaluation and measurable outcomes<br />
  15. 15. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Funding Level Categories<br />Large Grants<br />$50,000 and up<br />Increased review and ongoing monitoring<br />Increased fiscal oversight and reporting (16B.98)<br />Staff, peer, and HRAC review<br />Match encouraged but not required<br />Deadlines fall and spring<br />First deadline November 23, 2009; second April 12, 2010<br />Evaluation and measurable outcomes<br />
  16. 16. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Evaluation Criteria<br />Is project an eligible activity?<br />Does project supplement traditional sources of funding?<br />Does project meet appropriate professional standards?<br />Does application present a clear statement of need?<br />Does project meet conditions of MS 16B.98?<br />Is project budget realistic? <br />Can project be completed by June 30, 2011?<br />Are measurable outcomes shown?<br />Is there clear public benefit and access?<br />Is the project sustainable?<br />
  17. 17. Evaluation Criteria<br />Additional considerations:<br />Capacity to complete the project<br />Significance of the resource(s)<br />Partnerships<br />Match<br />Statewide distribution of projects<br />Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />
  18. 18. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Month-by-Month Timeline<br />October 2009<br />Statewide workshops and webinars<br />First Fast Track grant applications due October 30<br />November 2009<br />Mid-Size and Large grant applications due November 23<br />December 2009<br />MHS Executive Council meets December 16 to approve Small Grants<br />Mid-Size and Large grant applications reviewed by staff & HRAC<br />January 2010<br />HRAC convenes January 11, 2010<br />Report to Legislature by January 15<br />MHS Executive Council meets January 21<br />February 2010<br />Grant notifications and administrative actions<br />
  19. 19. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Month-by-Month Timeline<br />February 2010<br />Legislature convenes February 4<br />March<br />Pre-applications due March 8 for second round of grants<br />First round projects begin<br />April <br />Mid-Size and Large Grant final applications due April 12<br />May<br />HRAC convenes May 24 to review applications/make recommendations<br />June<br />MHS Executive Council meets June 17 to approve grants<br />July<br />Second round projects begin<br />
  20. 20. Keys to Writing a Successful Grant<br />Submit a pre-app, even if not required<br />Follow directions<br />Fill out the application completely<br />Answer the questions as if the reader has never seen your organization before—it’s possible they haven’t<br />Double-check your math, spelling, etc.<br />Submit on time<br />Include all requested materials … <br />Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />
  21. 21. What to Include with Your Application<br />All pages of the application filled out completely<br />Scope of Work Form for historic properties<br />Applicable photographs<br />Your federal letter of determination from the IRS<br />Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />
  22. 22. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />How to Submit<br />On time or early<br />Online <br />www.mnhs.org/legacy/grants/<br />Keep in mind the time stamp!<br />Mail is acceptable<br />Must be received in the office on day of deadline<br />Postmarks are not accepted<br />Fax and email are not accepted<br />
  23. 23. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Review of Deadlines<br />Fast Track Grants<br />Rolling monthly deadline the final Friday of each month<br />First deadline: Friday, October 30, 2009<br />Holiday deadlines: Monday following Thanksgiving (11/30) and Monday following Christmas Day (12/28)<br />Mid-Size and Large Grants<br />No pre-applications for Fall 2009 round<br />First applications due November 23, 2009<br />Spring round pre-applications due March 8, 2010<br />Completed applications due April 12, 2010<br />
  24. 24. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Distribution of Funds<br />Fast Track Grants<br />100% at the beginning of the grant<br />Mid-Size Grants<br />90% at the beginning of the grant<br />10% retainage until after the grant is closed<br />Large Grants<br />Each grant agreement will be negotiated based on its parameters and what makes sense for triggers or milestones to release more money<br />20% retainage until after the grant is closed<br />
  25. 25. Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />Other possible Legacy funding opportunities:<br />State Arts Board<br />Humanities Center<br />The 12 regional public library systems<br />
  26. 26. Contact Information: Staff<br />David Grabitske, museum administration<br />Bob Herskovitz, museum/archives conservation <br />Melinda Hutchinson, museum objects<br />Kathryn (Kathie) Otto, archives and libraries <br />Mandy Skypala, historic preservation<br />Susan Roth, National Register historian<br />Natascha Wiener, historical architect<br />David Mather, archaeology<br />Marian Rengel (Minnesota Digital Library), digitization projects<br />
  27. 27. Contact Information: Web<br />MN Historical and Cultural Grants on the Web at:<br />www.mnhs.org/legacy/grants<br />Facebook: www.facebook.com/ - search for Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants<br />LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/ - search for Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants<br />Minnesota Digital Library: <br />www.mndigital.org/<br />
  28. 28. Questions?<br />Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants<br />
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