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Are you looking for financial support for your GIS/LIS activity or event? The Mn GIS/LIS Consortium can provide limited funding for printing and mailing costs, meeting room rental fees, food services, speaker fees and advertisements for GIS/LIS activities or events in Minnesota. Activities funded must meet the mission of the Mn GIS/LIS Consortium: To develop and support the GIS professional in Minnesota for the benefit of our state and its citizens. Awards are typically less than $1000 per request.

Requirements of the grant application:

  • Requests must be made at least one month prior to the event itself to allow time for Board review and approval.

  • A generalized budget statement for the event should be submitted with the application, showing anticipated total costs and the planned use of Consortium funds and any other sponsorships or contributing funds.

  • A clear description of how the activity will benefit the Minnesota GIS Community and/or meet the Mn GIS/LIS mission must be provided.
  • Only one grant request per an event is allowed.

Upon approval of event grant funding, the following conditions apply:

  • The event must be open to the GIS/LIS community in Minnesota.

  • The event must be promoted at a minimum in an e-announcement and on the Community News Blog prior to the event.

  • Organizers should use every reasonable attempt to use the Mn GIS/LIS logo and name in event promotion.

  • Within 30 days of the event completion, organizers must provide a summary of the event suitable for the Consortium’s website.

  • Within 30 days of the event completion, organizers must submit a budget summary document to the Consortium detailing the actual use of the Consortium’s awarded funds.

The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium’s policy is to provide the event grant money only after the event has been held and after the proper event budget summaries have been provided. In rare cases, the Consortium Board of Directors may approve distribution of the funds before the event is held.

A request form is available HERE.  Or, submit your request via Google Docs

We look forward to reviewing your request.

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