The National League of Cities (NLC) program will provide federal grant application assistance for up to 20 small and medium-sized Minnesota cities.
With billions of dollars in new and existing federal discretionary grants authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the National League of Cities (NLC) has launched a new program to help cities develop and submit federal grant applications.
The NLC’s Federal Grant Navigation Program seeks to help cities collect necessary data, match community needs with funding streams, and apply for federal grants. The program is free for up to 20 cities in Minnesota with populations of no less than or near 9,000. It is open to both NLC members and non-members.
Participating cities will receive specialized one-on-one assistance. They will also participate in a cohort with other municipalities across the country, based on size and need, to share strategies and best practices for successfully securing federal grant awards. Interested cities can sign up for NLC’s Grant Navigation Program by completing a form on the program’s website.