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As part of its effort to invest in economic growth within the region, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is offering $100,000 in Incentive Grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or units/agencies of local, state, or federal government.
Grants up to $20,000 are available to support collaborative projects or programs in early childhood and economic development areas. Applications for this grant round are due September 2nd, 2014, with awards announced in October.
SMIF awarded nine Incentive Grants in the past year, totaling over $146,000, including $8,700 to Ridgeway Community School to better help preschool-aged children develop social and emotional and early literacy skills to successfully make the transition to area all-day kindergarten programs.