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SEMAC announces October grant application deadline


Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Government

ANNOUNCING CALL FOR PROPOSALS

åThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for proposals in three categories: Arts & Cultural Heritage, Presenter/Production Assistance, and Small Towns/Rural Areas. All proposed projects must take place between December 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015 and culminate in a capstone event that is accessible and open to the public. Applications must be received by October 1, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

SEMAC, a non-profit arts agency, is designated by the State of Minnesota Arts Board as the regional arts council for eleven southeastern Minnesota counties: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona.

For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at www.semac.org.

Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund Grants

Proposals for Arts & Cultural Heritage grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 are accepted from qualified applicants. A match of 20 percent is required in this category.

The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund will support arts focused activities in three key areas: 1) Arts and Arts Access, 2) Arts Education, and 3) Arts and Cultural Heritage. SEMAC encourages applicants to research and develop proposals that incorporate two or more of the key areas with an emphasis on creating lasting partnerships among regional nonprofit arts organizations and other nonprofit groups. In addition to eligible arts organizations, nonprofits that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges are invited to apply.

Future funding of Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants depends on appropriate use of current funding. SEMAC urges arts organizations, non-arts organizations with an arts component, and government entities to apply. First-time applicants must attend a proposal drafting session. To learn more or to sign up, email staff@semac.org or call the SEMAC .....
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Houston City Council discusses golf cart fees

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Government

The Houston City Council held a meeting on September 8. At the meeting, the council agreed on changes to the city’s golf cart policy. They agreed to keep the fee for a permit at $50; however the permit will now be good for two years instead of one ..... 
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Rushford reviews lodging tax; sets preliminary levy

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Government

The city of Rushford will be reviewing the expenditure of funds raised by the three percent lodging tax currently in place. Spurred by input from new, local motel owners John and Eileen Loken, the effort will be geared towards further clarification ..... 
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Jail inspection report reviewed

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Sheriff Daryl Jensen reviewed the 2014 Fillmore County Jail inspection report at the county board’s September 9 meeting. The jail is inspected every two years by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Jensen noted some areas that were not cons ..... 
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Mabel addresses unsatisfactory subgrade dirt issue with contractor

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on September 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. Mayor Brian Street was not present at the meeting. Council member Terry Torkelson was acting mayor. Four representatives from the Mabel-Canton junior class were present to ask permissio ..... 
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Peterson’s County 25 hearing draws full house

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Government

The County 25 assessment policy adopted in April and estimated assessments have gone out to property owners. Expected is a full reconstruction on the county state aid highway, including curb, gutter, catch basins, and sidewalks, as well as the water ..... 
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Lanesboro declared an Arts Campus

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

John Davis was at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on September 2 with an update on the Arts Campus project. “First I want to thank the city and the park board for their support with this initiative,” said Davis. He added Lanesboro is getti ..... 
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Efforts to trim 2015 county budget continue

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Government

At the September 2 Fillmore County Board meeting the most recent 2015 budget numbers and ways to further reduce the proposed 2015 levy were discussed. As of August 29 the proposed budget numbers would lead to a 8.85 percent levy increase. Commission ..... 
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Arlin Falck Foundation accepting applications for grants

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Notice is hereby given that the Arlin Falck Foundation will accept applications for grants for community development, community promotions, community education and similar matters. The grants shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Fillmore ..... 
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