U Of M Clean Energy Resource Team Awards Grants To 39 Projects Across Minn.The Clean Energy Resource Teams based at the University of Minnesota are awarding seed grants to 39 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across the state, from Grand Marais to Slayton and Rochester to Red Lake.
State Health Exchange To Refund $500K In Grant MoneyMinnesota's health insurance exchange will repay about $500,000 in federal grant money after using it to prepare unused office space for its call center and other staff. State exchange chief Allison O'Toole wrote a letter this week to a legislative oversight committee saying office remodeling isn't an allowable use of the money.
Liquidation Of Troubled Charity Nears EndAfter a year of dismantling, negotiating and legal pressuring, a politically connected Minneapolis nonprofit formed to serve the poor is closer to being wound down and entities stung by widely documented misspending are recouping at least some of their losses.
New State Funds Aim To Help Seniors Live IndependentlyHealth programs that help Minnesota seniors stay in their homes are getting a financial boost from the state. Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson on Friday announced more than $7 million in Live Well at Home grants. The funds were provided by the Legislature this year.
Requests For Minnesota Broadband Aid Exceed Grants By 3 FoldAlmost three times as much money as state grant funding available is being sought by Minnesota communities seeking to expand broadband Internet infrastructure.
12 Minn. Police Agencies Awarded Grants For New DWI EnforcementA new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.
New Grant Program Shines Light On Exceptional Mpls. EducatorsSo many teachers support kids in their classroom in ways that go unnoticed every day. Now, a new program is not only shining a spotlight on the good work teachers are doing, but giving them the funds to keep doing it.
NOAA: $9M For Projects To Mitigate Climate Change ThreatsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $9 million in grants to help coastal communities deal with extreme weather, changing ocean conditions and climate hazards.
Minnesota May Boost Cash Grants For Low-Income FamiliesMinnesota's cash grant for low-income families could increase for the first time in nearly 30 years. A family of three receives about $532 per month. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and some lawmakers in both parties want to increase the grants by $100 to help the nearly 33,000 families in the program deal with rising housing and transportation costs.
17 Broadband Projects To Get Boost From Minnesota GrantsThe first state grants in a new broadband Internet expansion program will bolster 17 projects in Minnesota.
Dayton Presses $30M Plan To Boost University Med SchoolThe University of Minnesota Medical School may soon get a financial boost, if Gov. Mark Dayton has his way. He's proposing a multi-million dollar investment in the school to be included in the upcoming budget.
State Launches New Website Tracking Government SpendingThe state has launched a new online portal to explore how tax dollars are spent. It's called TransparencyMN, and it catalogs current and previous budget spending, grants and contracts, public employee payroll and audits of government agencies.