Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) will be accepting applications for free paint and coating products for community restoration or beautification projects through the Picture-It-Painted grant program.
This grant opportunity is available to communities and nonprofit organizations throughout SMIF's 20-county area, including Winona County. A goal of this program is to encourage local volunteer involvement in the painting process. Applications are due to SMIF by March 3rd and awardees will be notified March 24th.
Projects that may qualify for a grant include historic buildings or structures, senior citizen centers, community centers, libraries, other public buildings, murals, or other visual-impact projects.
Since 1998, over 7,500 gallons of paint have been donated to more than 200 projects in southern Minnesota. Last year's recipients in the region included projects in Winona, Caledonia, Plainview, Spring Grove and Zumbrota.