Achieve Your Goals

The Minnesota Microgrant Partnership gives grants to Minnesotans with disabilities. Applicants must be 18 or older and receive waiver services or personal care assistance. Or they could be 16 or older with a level 3 or 4 Individualized Educational Program (IEP).

Microgrants help people reach goals related to where they work or live or how they engage in their community. Goals should be important to and for the applicant.

Apply by December 31, 2021.

Need to learn about or get a refresher on the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership? Join one of our Q&A sessions in August. Details here.

What is your goal?

Do you have a goal to get a job in the community that pays you at least $8.15 an hour? Would you like to live as independently as possible, maybe even in your own home or apartment? Would you like the chance to connect more in your community?

  • Could a job coach, training or a uniform help you reach your employment goal?
  • Maybe application fees, moving expenses, or home furnishings could help you into your ideal housing situation?
  • Or class registrations fees, a membership or adaptive equipment might make community inclusion possible?

When you apply, be sure to tell us how $100-$2000 could help you reach your goals. Proposals that are person-centered, innovative, sustainable, and measurable are most successful. Microgrant money may not be used for camps, conferences, or vacations.

How do I apply?

Go directly to the application at bit.ly/Apply4MMGP. 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 up to 45 days. The Department of Human Services checks for eligibility. We will let applicants know if they request an item or service which is available through their waiver services.

A volunteer panel reviews each application. They make recommendations to ask for more information, approve, or deny proposals. Applicants may apply more than once. But, applicants may only receive one microgrant per calendar year.

Microgrant staff makes all purchases and can not reimburse for items already purchased. All purchases will be completed by February 2022.

We look forward to your proposal. Please contact us with questions at microgrants@arcminnesota.org or 952-920-0855. Good luck!

 

How could $500 change your life?

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.