2013 Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers) Public Radio Competitive Grants
Public Radio Grants. $2,650,000 the first year and $2,650,000 the second year are for a competitive Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program - Public Radio. The commissioner shall solicit proposals and award grants to public radio stations that satisfy the eligibility requirements under Minnesota Statues, section 129D.14, subdivision 3, and create, produce, acquire, or distribute radio programs that educate, enhance, or promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance. The commissioner shall give preference to projects that expand Minnesotan’s access to knowledge, information, arts, state history, or cultural heritage. This appropriation is available for eligible costs incurred as of July 1, 2011, and does not expire until June 30, 2015.
Please see individual projects for measurable outcomes.
Per Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 6, the Minnesota Department of Administration requested applications to create, produce, acquire, or distribute radio programs that educate, enhance, or promote local, regional, or statewide items of artistic, cultural, or historic significance. Preference was given to projects that expand Minnesotan’s access to knowledge, information, arts, state history, or cultural heritage. Funds were awarded through a competitive process with review by a committee representing arts, history, humanities and broadcasting organizations statewide. Visit www.admin.state.mn.us/achfgrants for complete grant information.
Ampers website: www.ampers.org
KAXE, 91.7 FM - Grand Rapids - $155,815
KBEM, 88.5 FM - Minneapolis - $129,183
KBFT, 89.9 FM - Nett Lake - $117,500
KKWE, 89.9 FM - Callaway - $115,773
KMOJ, 89.9 FM - Minneapolis - $97,320
KMSU, 89.7 FM - Mankato - $131,600
KOJB, 90.1 FM, Cass Lake - $94,800
KSRQ, 90.1 FM - Thief River Falls - $140,000
KQAL, 89.5 FM - Winona - $86,869.30
KUMD, 103.3 FM - Duluth - $116,417
KUOM, 106.5 FM/770 AM - Minneapolis - $130,052.50
KVSC, 88.1FM - Saint Cloud - $133,023
WTIP, 90.7 FM - Grand Marais - $123,438
Total - $1,717,511.80
Funds totalling $228,547 that were not granted in FY12 were carried forward and granted in FY13. The total amount available to be granted for competitive radio grants in FY13 was $2,852,047. This amount was granted out to Ampers stations and MPR.