Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program
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Laura Jane Musser Fund
Encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among
citizens in rural communities that will help to
strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic
areas including, but not limited to:
- Economic development
- Business preservation
- Arts and humanities
- Public space improvements
Past grants have funded community wellness trails,
playground renovations, food projects, and programs to
reduce social isolation for elderly adults, among other
Applicants must be located in a community with a
population of 10,000 or fewer in Colorado, Hawaii,
Minnesota, Wyoming, and certain counties in New York and
Applications will be accepted from:
- Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
- Units of government at the local level
Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, New York, Texas. A list of the specific counties eligible in New York and Texas is available on the program website under the "Limits of Geography" heading.
Amount of funding
Planning: Up to $5,000
These funds may support costs like: consultant or staff
time, meeting costs, mailings, secretarial support,
refreshments, local travel, and childcare.
Implementation: Up to $25,000
These funds are available to implement community based
rural projects that originate in, have been planned by,
and involve diverse people from the local community.
General operating support and capital campaigns will not
Projects must demonstrate matching financial and/or
in-kind contributions from the local community.
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Colorado · Hawaii · Minnesota · New York · Texas · Wyoming
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