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In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature charged the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) with providing grants "for distribution in equal amounts to each of the state's county fairs to preserve and promote Minnesota agriculture".
All Minnesota State County Fairs.
Eligible projects must enhance Minnesotan’s access to agricultural education, and programs must preserve and promote Minnesota’s agricultural heritage and history.
Funded by AGRI (Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Fund), the grant program distributes $1 million in state fiscal year 2016 and $1 million in state fiscal year 2017 ($1.2 million in fiscal year 2015, and $1 million in fiscal year 2015), in equal amounts to each of the state’s county fairs, and is not competitive. For the 2016 grant program, every county fair in Minnesota will be eligible to apply for about the amount to be determined.
All questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to the grant administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions, along with the answers to those questions, will be posted on the FAQ site.
Cassie Dahl, Program Coordinator
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com