LegacyLogo This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Project Grants

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018

The CMAB Project Grant program provides funds of up to $7,000 to nonprofit organizations, schools, units of government and other organizations in support of arts-focused events.  A minimum of 25% of the total project budget must be provided by the applicant through cash on hand or revenue from other sources.

Program Goal:  Invest in the arts by enhancing arts access, arts education and arts & cultural heritage.

WHO CAN APPLY: Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
  • Arts groups without nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent
  • Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges
  • Schools
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)
African Drumming
Fred Yiran African Arts Day 2017

Application DEADLINE:
Rnd1: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017
Rnd2: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
Rnd3: Wed., Feb 28, 2018

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:

Rnd1: Wed., July 12, 2017
Rnd2: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Rnd3: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018


BOARD Review:
Rnd 1: Thurs., Sep. 14, 2017
Rnd 2: Thurs., Dec. 14, 2017
Rnd 3: Thurs., April 12, 2018

Project Grant GUIDELINES
Read the Guidelines before completing an application online.
Click the icon to download either PDF or Word format.

Access the Grant System by clicking Manage Grant at the top of the page.

For instructions on how to create an account and how to use
the online grant system, Watch the Applicant Tutorial.

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