Application FormsPlease download the appropriate application below. If any file does not open, please email us to have it forwarded to you.
Potential applicants who need other grant application forms not listed here, or if needed in a different electronic format, should call the office at 507-281-4848.
Proposal Drafting Sessions
We encourage new applicants to contact the office to sign up for a free proposal drafting session during the month prior to the deadline, or to discuss ideas for their proposals individually if space at a session is not available. Although attending is optional for most applicants, it is required of first-time applicants for Arts & Cultural Heritage grants; failure to do so without previous approval from the SEMAC director will result in their proposals being declared ineligible. See the Calendar page or call the office for currently-available sessions.
Proposal drafting sessions are conducted by Deb Ward, MA, CFRE. A professional grant writer for over twenty years, Ms. Ward is a nationally recognized proposal writing consultant for education and non-profit clients. She has her own grants consulting business, Ward and Associates. Deb provides grant seeking and proposal writing workshops across the U.S. and has presented at local, state, national and international conferences. Currently she is a member of the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Development staff. She is the author of two grants-related books: Effective Grants Management and Writing Grant Proposals that Win, 4th edition.
All applicants are required to use the most recent version of application forms, which contain current guidelines and eligibility requirements. Applications are downloadable Word (docx) templates. If you need a different format or cannot open the file, please contact our office at 507-281-4848.
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|ARTISTS IN EDUCATION GRANT||Word|
|ARTS & CULTURAL HERITAGE GRANT||ACHApp2014|
|GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT||Word|
|INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT||Artists2014|
|OPPORTUNITY GRANT||Group2014 or Individual2014|
|SMALL TOWNS/RURAL AREAS GRANT||SmallTownsApp2014|