The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, passed in November 2008, raises new funds from a sales tax increase to be divided among projects benefitting the outdoors, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage.
A portion of the newly established Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund - $22 million for the 2010-11 biennium - has been appropriated to the Minnesota Historical Society for a variety of history programs around the state - programs intended to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and its cultural and historical resources.
The Minnesota Cultural Heritage Grants Program, funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, was created to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's cultural and historical resources and to support projects of enduring value for the cause of history and historic preservation across the state.
The program accepts applications on a revolving deadline schedule for small to large projects, in a range of areas related to the goals of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact Minnesota Historical Society.