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Mid-Minnesota Development Commission sets up fund for enhancement grants

The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission has set up a fund called the Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Fund, according to a news release from the organization.

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Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Fund

WILLMAR — The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission has set up a fund called the Mid-Minnesota Community Enhancement Fund, according to a news release from the organization.

501(c)3 nonprofits, school districts, and local units of government (i.e., cities, counties, and townships) located within Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, and Renville counties will be eligible to apply for enhancement grants of up to $3,000, which can be used to fund:

  • Health, safety, or other wellness-focused training for community members and/or specific professional or volunteer groups;

  • Supplies and/or equipment needed for improved emergency response;

  • Items to enhance law enforcement organizations’ ability to develop positive relationships with youth, people of color and other groups;

  • Public amenities that will promote physical and/or mental well-being or increased opportunities for positive community interaction (walking paths, dog parks, playground and recreation equipment, etc.);

  • Support workforce training opportunities for youth and other populations.

For the fund’s inaugural year, the organization has made $30,000 available to communities.

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