Two grants specifically targeted rural areas and small towns across Minnesota. They include:
- Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants Program - Accepting applications for up to $10,000 to support community history projects, historic preservation projects, and structured grants. Due January 8, 2016.
- AgStar Fund for Rural America - Grants up to $10,000 for education, environment, technology, or quality of life projects that enhance and strengthen rural Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. Due November 30, 2015