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Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program

Sponsor
Laura Jane Musser Fund
Deadlines
Oct 3, 2018
Contact

Mary Karen Lynn-Klimenko
admin@musserfund.org
612.825.2024

Purpose

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
  • Education

Past grants have funded community wellness trails, food projects, and playground renovations, among other things.

Eligibility

Applicants must be located in a community with a population of 10,000 or fewer in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, and certain counties in Texas.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Units of government at the local level
Geographic coverage
Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wyoming, Texas (Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, and Starr counties only)
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. Capital campaigns will not be supported.

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Colorado · Hawaii · Minnesota · Texas · Wyoming



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