2013 - Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Public Radio Competitive 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 radiostations
that satisfy the eligibility requirements under Minnesota Statutes, 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 Minnesotans' 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.
Minnesota Public Radio is the state's largest cultural organization, providing 96 percent of the population with free access to some of the best broadcast cultural programming in the world. Minnesota Public Radio is using a grant from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund to implement projects around the following four goals:
• Promotion of Local Arts and Culture
• Presentation of Local Arts and Cultural Performances
• Contributions to Local Arts and Cultural Education
• Preservation and Promotion of Minnesota's History and Cultural Heritage
Project descriptions and budgets for all current Minnesota Public Radio projects supported in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund are available at www.mpr.org/mnlegacyprojects
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.