The CMAB Project Grant program provides funds of up to $7,000 to nonprofit organizations, schools, units of government and other organizations in support of arts-focused events.  A minimum of 25% of the total project budget must be provided by the applicant through cash on hand or revenue from other sources.

Program Goal:  Invest in the arts by enhancing arts access, arts education and arts & cultural heritage.

Who Can Apply

Organizations must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.

  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
  • Community groups WITHOUT nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent
  • Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus
  • Schools
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)

The Guidelines include the questions and
instructions for completing an application.


Download the Guidelines.doc in Microsoft Word to use as a draft!


NEW? Watch the Applicant Tutorial for instructions on
creating an account and using the online grant system

Application DEADLINE:
Rnd 1: Wed., July 31, 2019
Rnd 2: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Rnd 3: Wed., March 18, 2020

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:
Rnd 1: Wed., July 17, 2019
Rnd 2: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
Rnd 3: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

PANEL Review:
Rnd 1: Fri., Sep. 13, 2019
Rnd 2: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
Rnd 3: Fri., April 24, 2020

BOARD Review:
Rnd 1: Thurs., Sep. 19, 2019
Rnd 2: Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019
Rnd 3: Thurs., May 14, 2020

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