History coalition summer 2010 listening sessions

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The Minnesota History Coalition invites you to join your colleagues to discuss history activities that have been supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, through the Legacy Amendment.

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  • Facilitator: Please take some rough questions to gauge what people know about ACHF and their knowledge about the Legacy activities
  • biennial amounts, 2009-2011
  • biennial amounts, 2009-2011
  • biennial amounts, 2009-2011; State Grants-in-Aid program rolled into support massive influx of dollars – supports cars, meetings, and other staff costs that would have to be paid by those making the request. Money still benefits local historical organizations.
  • Note, does not say “individuals” or private business. Quote shows legislative intent for a public good, not to private inurement. Limitations ensure legislative intent. No provision for General Operating Support.
  • Note that the Society’s standing committed, the Grants Review Committee, has 9 MHS board members and 3 community members. HRAC has 5 MHS board members and 8 community members. HRAC discussions often led by community members.
  • Some issues: too many have been trying to skirt eligibility requirements. Some private interests see this as inexhaustible free money to which they are entitled. Professional historians and archaeologists want fellowships. Documentary filmmakers want support without providing a solid history project. Some eligible applicants have not wanted to do a program or project, rather they just want to buy stuff. What to do about this?
  • Up to $7,000Simplified application and preparationRapid review and approvalNo match requirementRolling (monthly) deadline Funding until expended (approx August)Includes “structured” optionsEvaluation and measurable outcomes
  • $7,001 - $49,999Review comparable to State Grants-in-Aid programStaff review and HRAC reviewMatch encouraged but not requiredDeadlines fall and springFirst deadline November 23, 2009; second April 12, 2010Evaluation and measurable outcomes
  • Greater than $50,000Increased review and ongoing monitoringIncreased fiscal oversight and reporting (16B.98)Staff, peer, and HRAC reviewMatch encouraged but not requiredDeadlines fall and springFirst deadline November 23, 2009; second April 12, 2010Evaluation and measurable outcomes
  • History coalition summer 2010 listening sessions

    1. 1. Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Minnesota History Coalition Listening Session<br />
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda<br />Overview of Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Experience with the biennium <br />Develop MN History Coalition Recommendations<br />Walk through policy process and next steps <br />Final thoughts and questions<br />
    3. 3. Constitutional Amendment : Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Act<br />56% 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 />
    4. 4. 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. 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” (one time funding only)<br />
    6. 6. 2009 History Coalition Request and Results<br />50% of Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund dedicated to statewide history programs (Result = 24%)<br />Of that allocation: <br />45% for history programs statewide and of a state responsibility (Result = 45%)<br />30% for history grants (Result = 31%)<br />25% for partnership projects (Result = 24%)<br />
    7. 7. 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 />
    8. 8. Statewide Responsibilities<br />MHS Programs & Exhibit $10,250,000<br />Support staff to help applicants access Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants program<br />Many opportunities for educators<br />Our Minnesota Traveling Exhibits program to launch at Minnesota State Fair<br />Improving access to MN History for Minnesota’s students and adult learners<br />Enhancing American Indian / Minnesota History Curriculum<br /> Maximizing use of technology to preserve and deliver history statewide<br />
    9. 9. Partnerships<br />History Partnerships $4,000,000<br />Minnesota Digital Library $500,000<br />Archaeological and Historic Site Survey $500,000<br />Numerous benefits to history partners from a multitude of disciplines.<br />
    10. 10. Statewide Historicand Cultural Grants<br />$6,750,000<br />Results so far:<br />Unprecedented visibility and response<br />FY 2010: 365 applications, 179 projects funded (49%; benchmark maximum is 20%)<br />66% penetration statewide in first year<br />To date: 703 applications: $33,902,042 requested<br />Volume of applications is 9 times all other MHS grant programs combined for just legacy-funded grants<br />
    11. 11. 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 />
    12. 12. History Grants<br />Legislative Requirements<br />“Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process”<br />“The MHS shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms”<br />Creation of Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)<br />
    13. 13. Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)<br />“Balanced statewide membership” (nonmetro 7, metro 6)<br />Self-nominated, juried selection<br />“Members representing the interests of historic preservation, local history, archaeology, archival programs and other cultural programs related to the history of Minnesota.” HP=3, LH=4, A=2, AP=2<br />Primary duties relate to grants<br />Met January 2010 and May 2010 to make recommendations<br />Chaired by Mark Peterson and Ram Gada<br />Terms concurrent with biennium<br />
    14. 14. 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 />
    15. 15. 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 Interpretation<br />Preservation Planning<br />
    16. 16. Eligibility<br />Applicant Eligibility<br />“Operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations”<br />Eligible recipients include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental units, tribes, educational organizations.<br />Project Eligibility<br />“For history programs and projects operated or conducted by …”<br />“Or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources”<br />
    17. 17. Funding Level Tiers<br />Small Grants (“Fast Track”)<br />History Projects in FY 2010<br />60% (115) of all (194) projects requested were awarded<br />55% of all money requested was awarded<br />Historic Preservation in FY 2010<br />54% (38) of all (71) projects requested were awarded<br />58% of all money requested was awarded<br />Interpretive Programs vs. Heritage Tourism<br />
    18. 18. Funding Level Tiers<br />Mid-Size Grants<br />History Projects in FY 2010<br />67% (12) of all (18) projects requested were awarded<br />56% of all money requested was awarded<br />Historic Preservation in FY 2010<br />62% (8) of all (13) projects requested were awarded<br />59% of all money requested was awarded<br />
    19. 19. Funding Level Tiers<br />Large Grants<br />History Projects in FY 2010<br />19% (3) of all (16) projects requested were awarded<br />11% of all money requested was awarded<br />Historic Preservation in FY 2010<br />31% (4) of all (13) projects requested were awarded<br />16% of all money requested was awarded<br />
    20. 20. How were grants evaluated?<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 />As suggested by grant applicants in summer of 2009:<br />Significance of resource<br />Partnerships<br />Match<br />Statewide distribution of projects<br />
    21. 21. Questions and Feedback<br />
    22. 22. 10 Year Plan and 25 Year Framework<br />
    23. 23. Legislative mandate: Twenty-Five Year Vision, Framework, Guiding Principles, and Ten-Year Goals for the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund<br />Arts, history and cultural heritage programs will bolster Minnesota’s reputation as a center for creativity, innovation and imagination, supporting the long-term vitality of our state.<br />Arts, history and cultural heritage programs will lead to new Minnesota-grown businesses that thrive in a state that invests in the creativity of its entire people. <br />The investment of Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds over the next 25 years will transform the state, providing every Minnesotan lifelong access to programs and activities that engage him or her as innovator, historian, entrepreneur and creator of Minnesota’s future. <br />
    24. 24. Questions and Feedback<br />
    25. 25. Next Steps<br />
    26. 26. History Coalition Listening Sessions<br />Preston, July 14<br />Moorhead, July 20<br />Virginia, July 21<br />Little Falls, July 22<br />North St. Paul, August 2<br />Edina, August 3<br />Draft recommendations for History Coalition developed by October<br />
    27. 27. Policy Process and Next Steps<br />New MN History Coalition recommendations finalized by election day, November 2, 2010.<br />January 4, Legislature reconvenes<br />February 15, Governor’s budget due<br />February 21, History Matters Day at Capitol <br />April 24, Easter Sunday (very late this year)<br />May 23, End of legislative session <br />July 1, Beginning of new biennium<br />
    28. 28. Funding Variables<br />No history advocates<br />New governor<br />New legislature and new Speaker of the House<br />Potential misuse (perceived or actual) of funds<br />Different approaches to appropriations<br />Very late Easter break<br />
    29. 29. Other possible Legacy funding opportunities:<br />State Arts Board<br />Humanities Center<br />The 12 regional public library systems<br />Partnerships with other funds desired<br />
    30. 30. What<br />Let elected officials know about what you are doing<br />Groundbreakings<br />Ribbon Cuttings<br />Site Visits<br />Newsletters<br />Potential projects<br />How<br />Know your elected official/ legislator<br />Use personal perspective /connection<br />Be yourself<br />Be brief<br />Be thankful<br />Be on time<br />Be patient<br />Leave good info / have your facts straight<br />Make the sell<br />Follow up / say thank you again<br />Coordinate with others<br />Respect staffers<br />
    31. 31. Contact Information<br />Matt Hill, MHS, ACHF Manager<br /> 651-259-3428 matt.hill@mnhs.org<br />David Kelliher, MHS, Director of Public Policy and Community Relations<br /> 651-259-3103 david.kelliher@mnhs.org<br />Andrea Kajer, MHS, Deputy Director, 10/25 plan inquiries <br />651-259-3105, andrea.kajer@mnhs.org<br />David Grabitske, MHS, Grants administration <br /> 651-259-3460 david.grabitske@mnhs.org<br />
    32. 32. Stay up to date:<br />www.mnhs.org/legacy<br />Provide online input:<br />www.tinyurl.com/mnlegacy<br />
    33. 33. Questions and Feedback<br />

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