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About the Office of Grants Management

Admin's Office of Grants Management was established by the Legislature in 2007 in response to a January 2007 program evaluation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor regarding state grant-making. The office began operations in September 2007. The office now works to standardize, streamline and improve state grant-making practices, as well as to to increase public information about state grant opportunities

The office works in partnership with more than 30 state agencies and organizations, listed in full below in the tab labeled Partner Agencies. The office also works with several key external partners, such as the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the Minnesota Council on Foundations and the Charities Review Council. 

The office works closely with the Grants Management Governance Committee, which includes members from state grant-making agencies and key grantee constituencies. The current members of the Grants Governance Committee are listed in the tab below.

Governance Committee

Board of Water and Soil Resources 
Dave Weirens

Department of Agriculture
David Weinand

Department of Commerce
Vacant

Department of Corrections
Lina Jau
Mary Dombrovski

Department of Education
Pam Schneider
Stacy D'Andrea

Department of Employment and Economic Development
Julie Freeman

Department of Health
Alyssa Haugen
Amy Castillo
Esther Ashley (Office of Emergency Preparedness)

Department of Human Services
Francie Mathes
Jay Brunner

Department of Natural Resources
Amanda Graeber

Department of Public Safety
Mwende Nzimbi
Patricia Hummel

Department of Transportation
Janelle Collier
Ryan Gaulke

League of Minnesota Cities
Lena Gould

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Rinal Ray
Susie Brown

Minnesota Council on Foundations
Tara Kumar

Minnesota State Arts Board
David White

Partner Agencies

Department of Administration
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Arts Board
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Bureau of Mediation Services
Department of Commerce
Department of Corrections
Department of Education
Emergency Medical Services Board
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Enterprise Grants Management Community
Minnesota Management and Budget
Minnesota Tourism
Department of Health
Higher Education
Humanities Commission
Housing Finance Agency
Department of Human Services
Iron Range Resources
Department of Labor and Industry
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
Lessard Sams Outdoor Heriage Council
Metropolitan Council
Minnesota Historical Society
Department of Natural Resources
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Pollution Control Agency
Department of Public Safety
Department of Revenue
Secretary of State
Department of Transportation
Department of Veterans Affairs