Last week, Minnesota Management and Budget posted some very helpful information on their stimulus website – www.mmb.state.mn.us/stimulus. The 179 page document (Stimulus Summary & Agency Forms) includes detailed descriptions of just about all of the possible funding the state of Minnesota could draw down from the federal stimulus bill. Each agency has submitted an explanation of the type of funds available, the amount, how the funds would be used and distributed, any strings attached and next steps – including a timeline and any necessary legislative changes.
This is a great resource for anyone trying to understand the impact the stimulus dollars could have on Minnesota. There is even a index in front to direct you to the right page.
If you are a nonprofit trying to identify opportunities for applying for competitive grants – this is a starting point. It does indicate situations where the state will be regranting funds it receives. However, it doesn’t include opportunities where nonprofits can apply directly to the federal government for funds.