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The Minnesota History Coalition invites you to join your colleagues to discuss history activities that have been supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, through the Legacy Amendment.
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Page 1: History coalition summer 2010 listening sessions

Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage

Fund

Minnesota History Coalition Listening Session

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Today’s Agenda Overview of Arts and Cultural Heritage

Fund Experience with the biennium Develop MN History Coalition

Recommendations Walk through policy process and next

steps Final thoughts and questions

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Constitutional Amendment : Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Act 56% of all those voting in the statewide

General Election in November 2008 “May be spent only for arts, arts

education, arts access; and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage.”

“The dedicated money under this section must supplement traditional sources of funding for these purposes and may not be used as a substitute.”

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Funding Increases sales tax by 3/8 ¢ Expected to raise about $240 million per

year Dedicated in Constitution as follows:▪ Outdoor Heritage Fund 33% ▪ Clean Water Fund 33% ▪ Parks and Trails Fund 14.25% ▪ *Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund 19.75%

  

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Themes High expectations Legacy▪ Gift to future generations▪ “Projects of enduring value”

Transparency Accountability▪ Evaluation▪ Measurable outcomes

“No precedents” (one time funding only)

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2009 History Coalition Request and Results 50% of Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

dedicated to statewide history programs (Result = 24%)

Of that allocation: ▪ 45% for history programs statewide and of a

state responsibility (Result = 45%)▪ 30% for history grants (Result = 31%)▪ 25% for partnership projects (Result = 24%)

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Appropriations from Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for 2010-11 biennium Arts: $43 million *History: $22 million Public Broadcasting: $11.6 million Libraries: $8.5 million Indian Language Preservation: $1.9 million Arts Education: $1 million Humanities/Zoos/Children’s & Science

museums: $4.8 m.

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Statewide Responsibilities MHS Programs & Exhibit $10,250,000▪ Support staff to help applicants access Minnesota

Historical & Cultural Grants program▪ Many opportunities for educators▪ Our Minnesota Traveling Exhibits program to launch

at Minnesota State Fair▪ Improving access to MN History for Minnesota’s

students and adult learners▪ Enhancing American Indian / Minnesota History

Curriculum▪  Maximizing use of technology to preserve and deliver

history statewide

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Partnerships History Partnerships $4,000,000 Minnesota Digital Library $500,000 Archaeological and Historic Site Survey

$500,000 Numerous benefits to history partners

from a multitude of disciplines.

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Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants $6,750,000 Results so far:▪ Unprecedented visibility and response▪ FY 2010: 365 applications, 179 projects funded

(49%; benchmark maximum is 20%)▪ 66% penetration statewide in first year▪ To date: 703 applications: $33,902,042

requested▪ Volume of applications is 9 times all other MHS

grant programs combined for just legacy-funded grants

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Statewide Historical and Cultural Grants “For history programs and projects operated or

conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.”

Competitive grant process “The MHS shall administer these funds using

established grants mechanisms and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.”

Guided by Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC)

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History Grants Legislative Requirements▪ “Funds are to be distributed through a

competitive grants process”▪ “The MHS shall administer these funds using

established grants mechanisms”▪ Creation of Historic Resources Advisory

Committee (HRAC)

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Historic Resources Advisory Committee (HRAC) “Balanced statewide membership” (nonmetro 7,

metro 6) Self-nominated, juried selection “Members representing the interests of historic

preservation, local history, archaeology, archival programs and other cultural programs related to the history of Minnesota.” HP=3, LH=4, A=2, AP=2

Primary duties relate to grants Met January 2010 and May 2010 to make

recommendations Chaired by Mark Peterson and Ram Gada Terms concurrent with biennium

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Grant Categories History Projects▪ Collections Care and Management▪ Three-Dimensional Objects ▪ Archives and History-Related Library Materials▪ Reprographic Projects (photographs, microfilming,

etc.)

▪ Digital Conversion and Access▪ Interpretive Programs▪ Museum and Archives Environments▪ Oral History▪ Publications and Research

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Grant Categories Historic Preservation Projects▪ Historic Properties ▪ Acquisition ▪ Pre-development▪ Restoration/Preservation▪ Building Systems and Accessibility

▪ Survey and Inventory▪ Evaluation▪ National Register Nominations▪ Heritage Tourism and Interpretation▪ Preservation Planning

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Eligibility Applicant Eligibility▪ “Operated or conducted by or through local,

county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations”

▪ Eligible recipients include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, governmental units, tribes, educational organizations.

Project Eligibility▪ “For history programs and projects operated or

conducted by …”▪ “Or for activities to preserve significant historic

and cultural resources”

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Funding Level Tiers Small Grants (“Fast Track”) History Projects in FY 2010▪ 60% (115) of all (194) projects requested

were awarded▪ 55% of all money requested was awarded

Historic Preservation in FY 2010▪ 54% (38) of all (71) projects requested were

awarded▪ 58% of all money requested was awarded

Interpretive Programs vs. Heritage Tourism

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Funding Level Tiers Mid-Size Grants History Projects in FY 2010▪ 67% (12) of all (18) projects requested were

awarded▪ 56% of all money requested was awarded

Historic Preservation in FY 2010▪ 62% (8) of all (13) projects requested were

awarded▪ 59% of all money requested was awarded

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Funding Level Tiers Large Grants History Projects in FY 2010▪ 19% (3) of all (16) projects requested were

awarded▪ 11% of all money requested was awarded

Historic Preservation in FY 2010▪ 31% (4) of all (13) projects requested were

awarded▪ 16% of all money requested was awarded

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How were grants evaluated? Does project supplement traditional sources of funding? Does project meet appropriate professional standards? Does application present a clear statement of need? Does project meet conditions of MS 16B.98? Is project budget realistic? Can project be completed by June 30, 2011? Are measurable outcomes shown? Is there clear public benefit and access? Is the project sustainable?

As suggested by grant applicants in summer of 2009: Significance of resource Partnerships Match Statewide distribution of projects

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Questions and Feedback

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10 Year Plan and

25 Year Framework

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Legislative mandate: Twenty-Five Year Vision, Framework, Guiding Principles, and Ten-Year Goals for the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Arts, history and cultural heritage programs will bolster Minnesota’s reputation as a center for creativity, innovation and imagination, supporting the long-term vitality of our state.

Arts, history and cultural heritage programs will lead to new Minnesota-grown businesses that thrive in a state that invests in the creativity of its entire people.

The investment of Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds over the next 25 years will transform the state, providing every Minnesotan lifelong access to programs and activities that engage him or her as innovator, historian, entrepreneur and creator of Minnesota’s future.

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Questions and Feedback

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Next Steps

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History Coalition Listening Sessions Preston, July 14 Moorhead, July 20 Virginia, July 21 Little Falls, July 22 North St. Paul, August 2 Edina, August 3

Draft recommendations for History Coalition developed by October

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Policy Process and Next Steps New MN History Coalition

recommendations finalized by election day, November 2, 2010.

January 4, Legislature reconvenes February 15, Governor’s budget due February 21, History Matters Day at Capitol April 24, Easter Sunday (very late this year) May 23, End of legislative session July 1, Beginning of new biennium

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Funding Variables No history advocates New governor New legislature and new Speaker of the

House Potential misuse (perceived or actual) of

funds Different approaches to appropriations Very late Easter break

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Other possible Legacy funding opportunities:

State Arts Board

Humanities Center

The 12 regional public library systems

Partnerships with other funds desired

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What Let elected officials

know about what you are doing Groundbreakings Ribbon Cuttings Site Visits Newsletters Potential projects

How Know your elected official/

legislator Use personal perspective

/connection Be yourself Be brief Be thankful Be on time Be patient Leave good info / have your

facts straight Make the sell Follow up / say thank you

again Coordinate with others Respect staffers

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Contact Information Matt Hill, MHS, ACHF Manager

651-259-3428 [email protected]

David Kelliher, MHS, Director of Public Policy and Community Relations651-259-3103 [email protected]

Andrea Kajer, MHS, Deputy Director, 10/25 plan inquiries 651-259-3105, [email protected]

David Grabitske, MHS, Grants administration 651-259-3460 [email protected]

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Stay up to date: www.mnhs.org/legacy

Provide online input:www.tinyurl.com/mnlegacy

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Questions and Feedback


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