Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants

The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants program —also known as Legacy Grants — is a competitive process created to provide financial support for projects focused on preserving Minnesota’s history and culture. Funding is avaible in the forms of Small Grants ($10,000 or less, applications accepted quarterly), and Large Grants (over $10,000, applications accepted annually).

State Library Services LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act)

The Minnesota Department of Education makes this funding available to libraries for the purpose of helping to achieve Minnesota’s LSTA Five-Year Plan (2023-2027), in order to reduce barriers to access, promote equity, showcase libraries contributions to community, and empower Minnesota’s library workforce.While LSTA funds are primarily intended to support new projects that can serve as models or pilots, applications for new phases of a project that is underway may be submitted. Libraries may also apply for funding of an ongoing project if it reaches new audiences, incorporates new methods or significantly expands the reach of the project.