Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Program-Civics Education (State Fiscal Years 2016-2017)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2017
Activity Type
Fund Administration
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
2015 Minn. Laws, Chap. 2 Art. 4 Sec. 2 Subd. 8
Appropriation Language

$150,000 each year is for grants to the Minnesota Civic Education Coalition: Kids Voting St. Paul, the Learning Law and Democracy Foundation, and YMCA Youth in Government to conduct civics education programs for the civic and cultural development of Minnesota youth. Civics education is the study of constitutional principles and the democratic foundation of our national, state, and local institutions and the study of political processes and structures of government, grounded in the under-standing of constitutional government under the rule of law.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)


Measurable Outcome(s)


Project Overview

During the 2015 Legislative Session, the Minnesota State Legislature asked the Minnesota Humanities Center to award arts and cultural heritage grants to civics organizations. Legacy funds are appropriated to the Humanities Center to support such work. A small portion of each appropriation was reserved by the Humanities Center for direct expenses related to administering the grant. Should any portion of this reserve be unused, the difference will be awarded to the respective organizations.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Humanities Center
Street Address
987 Ivy Avenue East
Saint Paul
Zip Code
(651) 772-4244