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.