Achieve Your Goals

You may be eligible for a microgrant if you are an individual with a certified disability living in Minnesota. The microgrant program is made possible through funding from The Minnesota Department of Human Services and The Principal Foundation to assist individuals with projects/goals related to housing or employment. Applications will be accepted from individuals or from their staff, family, friends or supporters. Only one microgrant per year may be awarded to an individual.

Because of the popularity of the program, we will only be able to accept 25 applications per month. If the portal shuts down before you are able to submit your application, please try again at the beginning of the next month when the portal reopens again.

Fill out the application online here.


What is your employment or housing goal?

Do you have a goal to get a job in the community? Would you like to live as independently as possible, maybe even in your own home or apartment?

  • Could a job coach, training or a uniform help you reach your employment goal?
  • Would a rental deposit or home furnishings help you achieve your ideal housing situation?

When you apply, be sure to tell us how $100-$2,000 could help you reach your goals. Microgrant money may not be used for monthly rent, bills, vacations or cars (other exceptions may apply—please read the guidelines on the application for more information)


How do I apply?

Call us at 952.920.0855 if you need help or a paper application sent to you.

How long does it take to hear about an application?

The application review and grant award process may take 45-60 days so this program is not intended for emergency situations.

A volunteer panel will review each application. They make recommendations to ask for more information, approve, or deny proposals.

Microgrant staff makes all purchases and cannot reimburse for items already purchased.

We look forward to your proposal. Please contact us with questions at or 952.234.3883. Good luck!


How could $500 change your life?

Tamir, a microgrant recipient Ben and the nutritionist he hired with microgrant funding Karen, a microgrant recipient
Tamir got a new laptop to help share assistive technology with others at work or at home. Ben hired a nutritionist to learn how to be healthier and more independent in his own home. Karen took voice lessons so she could audition for singing roles.

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, call The Arc at 952.920.0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494, or submit your question to Ask An Advocate.