Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is one of the top visited cultural destinations in the state of Minnesota, with over 2 million visitors each year, because it’s free, interactive, welcoming, and accessible for families. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory celebrates diversity in many forms, across cultures, ethnicity, economics and generations and visitors come from all over the state.
These grants are to Veteran's Memorial projects throughout the state, that were issued through a competitive process.
Each project having received and award amount of $9,900.00 each. The following is a list of cities and/or organizations that received a grant for this project:
City of Fosston
City of Little Canada
City of Lonsdale
City of North Saint Paul
City of Wadena
City of Wahkon and the WAVE committee
Edina Community Foundation
Farmington Area Veterans Memorial Committee
The Great Lakes Aquarium is planning new exhibit called Shipwrecks Alive! It will provide an in-depth look at the fascinating world of sunken ships and the diverse wildlife ecosystems they attract and sustain. The exhibit will focus on three unique examples of shipwrecks serving as underwater habitat in three very distinct and different parts of the world: Lake Superior; the South Pacific; and the Mediterranean Sea.
Per Minnesota Law, 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (k). $400,000 the first year is for a grant to the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center for arts, arts education, and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota's history and cultural heritage.
Per Minnesota Law, 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (i), this funding is for grants to the Minnesota Public Television Association for production and acquisition grants accordance to Minnesota Statutes.
This funding will improve our collection of artifacts representing Minnesota's cultural heritage and create new forms of statewide cultural heritage educational opportunities for audiences of all ages.
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Per Minnesota Law, 2013, Chapter 137, Art. 4, Sec. 2, Subd. 6 (d).
$1,650,000 the first year and $1,650,000 the second year are appropriated for a grant to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19.
Total grant amount for both fiscal years: $148,500.00
Total amount granted to date: $68,950.30
Total amount returned to Legacy fund from FY 14: $22,799.70
Total amount remaining to be competitively distributed: $56,750.00
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:
$278,000 the first year is for a grant to the Big Marine Lake Veterans Rest Camp to develop and build a welcome center that supports the mission, programs, and safety of the Veterans Rest Camp to provide Minnesota's cultural, historical, and recreational activities to veterans, their families, and their guests.
Minnesota State Band will plan and present public band performances throughout Minnesota. Partner with local school and community music groups, and community organizations. Focus upon the history of band music and of the Minnesota State Band.
$1,470,000 the first year and $1,666,000 the second year are to the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations for production and acquisition grants in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 129D.19. Ampers website: www.ampers.org KAXE, 91.7 FM - Grand Rapids KBEM, 88.5 FM - Minneapolis KBXE, 90.5 FM - Bagley/Bemidji KBFT, 89.9 FM - Nett Lake KFAI, 90.3 FM/106.7 FM - Minneapolis/St.
$1,350,000 the first year and $1,350,000 the second year are for a grant to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory for program development that features education programs and habitat enhancement, special exhibits, music appreciation programs, and historical garden access and preservation.
$25,000 each year is for a grant to Midwest Outdoors Unlimited to preserve Minnesota's outdoor history, culture, and heritage by connecting individuals and youth with disabilities to natural resources.
As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program and bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.