Support of Local History Organizations
(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Minnesota Historical Society launched a new program to expand services supporting the work of local history organizations, especially in relation to the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program.
The Society sought out potential grant applicants, led grant-writing workshops, presented at 43 public meetings statewide and conducted onsite visits in approximately 40 communities.
As a result of this work, more than 894 organizations submitted a grant application, resulting in 474 grants to organizations in 86 Minnesota counties.