The Minnesota Microgrant Partnership gives grants to Minnesotans with disabilities. Microgrants help people reach goals related housing and employment.
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.
Microgrant awards range from $100 to $2000.
The following list includes a few examples of successful grant requests. Applicants often have creative, exciting ideas about how to use funds to reach their goals.
Vacations, rent, monthly bills, large appliances and cars are not eligible for funding through the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership.
Applicants may receive help completing an application from a friend, family member or supporter. The Arc staff may help with application questions if requested.
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.
The award process may take up to 45 days, so grants are not intended for emergency or crisis situations.
Microgrant staff makes all purchases and cannot not reimburse for items already purchased.
Applicants may apply again if their proposal is denied.
Applicants may only receive one grant per calendar year.
The fastest way to apply is online. Applications will open on January 1, 2023. If required, request a paper application from email@example.com or 952-920-0855. Response times may be longer for a paper application.
Apply by December 31, 2023. The application may close sooner if all funds run out earlier than anticipated.