Minnesota Community Pride Showcase
We told them about four ways in which our work is helping to improve Pine City. Now, will the Minnesota Community Pride Showcase select one or more of the works to display in-person, and receive a plaque and $500 cash award on Community Pride Day September 3 at the Minnesota State Fair? Be sure to sign-in with your Facebook to “like” or comment on the Iniatives, from the Horizons’ blog to pride, from the library renovation project to the City’s rainwater gardens.
Open Idea Challenge
Also, the Woodpecker Ridge rainwater gardens initiative was nominated for the Open Idea Challenge. If Pine City is selected, $15,000 will be awarded to our community to further help raise awareness of and address water issues locally. Again, your Facebook log-in will allow you to “like” and comment on this.
Miscellaneous Grant Opportunities
Rural Housing Preservation Grants are now available. They provide qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons.
Also, the Rural Business Opportunity Grants Program offers support for activities designed to promote sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs through the provision of training and technical assistance for business development, entrepreneurs, and economic development officials and support to assist with economic development planning.