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Money to Assist with Grant Research and Preparation is Available from LMC


The League of Minnesota Cities (LMC) has an exciting pilot grant program for small cities!

Small cities can apply for money from the LMC to help fund the cost of grant research and preparation using the assistance of an industry partner.

Program Requirements

The League of Minnesota Cities’ Grant Navigator provides small grant funding to help LMC members identify and apply for grants for an identified local project using the assistance of an industry partner.

  • $500,000 is allocated for the Grant Navigator Program.
  • Goal of awarding 50% of the funds to cities with populations under 4,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $5,000 per city.

To Apply

  • Identify a project that needs funding, including its cost and readiness to proceed.
    • A ready project should have a completed feasibility study, be included in a Capital Investment Plan (CIP), and/or have a full cost analysis conducted.
    • There is a limit of one project per city.
  • Identify a project review team that includes:
    • The industry partner that the city plans to engage with to complete the review and work with throughout the application process. Widseth can help with this.
  • Determine what the funding will be used for:
    • Research for grant funding
    • Prepare a grant application
  • Adopt a resolution from the City Council in support of the project, if a grant is to be awarded.

Apply on the LMC website: Grant Navigator Application Form – League of Minnesota Cities

Submit your grant request to LMC prior to contracting with an industry partner. Your grant request should take about one month.

Feel free to call LMC at 651-215-4018 for more information.

We Can Help

The Widseth team is your industry partner. We can help your city identify funding options or apply for a grant for your project once you have secured LMC Grant Navigator funding. Widseth has secured more than $55 million since 2019 to help communities prosper and grow.

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