The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Governing Board has designated funds for mini grants to enhance library spaces, services, and programming at the local level. Mini grants are open to all ALS member public, school, academic, and special libraries in the ALS seven-county service area. 40 mini grants are available in 2020 and libraries may apply for up to $250. Applications will be reviewed weekly and ALS staff will send notification of approval of funding via email within 7-10 business days.
Libraries can only receive one mini grant per year and funding is first come first served. All mini grants are reimbursements to grantees for the expenses and paid receipts will be required for reimbursement, along with an online mini grant report, staff evaluation, and a copy of a thank you letter to MN Legislators representing the area. The deadline for applying is November 13, 2020, and expenses for reimbursement must be made by December 1, 2020. Please note all expenditures must follow public purpose guidelines as published by the League of Minnesota Cities. For more information and to apply, please see links below.