Minnesota's Legacy

School Service Program and “Explore Minnesota: Pines, Mines and Lakes” Interactive Children’s Exhibit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$97,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Children's Discovery Museum
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
St. Louis
Aitkin
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Law 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 7
Appropriation Language

$1,100,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year are for arts and cultural heritage grants to children's museums. Of this amount, $600,000 the first year and $400,000 the second year are for the Minnesota Children's Museum, $200,000 each year is for the Duluth Children's Museum, $100,000 each year is for the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and $200,000 each year is for the Southern Minnesota Children's Museum.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$97,000
Direct expenses
$97,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.22
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. CDM will increase SSP enrollment from the six school districts in close proximity by 20% over the previous ten-month period.2. Walk-in attendance for the three-month period (April 01 – June 30, 2015) will increase 15% over the same time frame in 2014.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable outcomes not yet available.

Project Overview

This Legacy grant will focus on the too-often neglected local school districts that have generally not participated in the CDM SSP at the same level as distant schools in surrounding counties. A new CDM interactive exhibit is badly needed to draw back visitors who have been looking for something new at the Museum for children.

Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
John
Last Name
Kelsch
Organization Name
Children's Discovery Museum
Street Address
2727 US Highway 169 South
City
Grand Rapids
State
MN
Zip Code
55744
Phone
(218) 326-1900
Email
director@cdmkids.org