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SMIF Early Care and Education Grants

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is currently accepting applications for its Early Care and Education Grant program.

This program will help fund early care and education services for children birth to age five. Organizations that work with these children in SMIF’s 20-county region, including Goodhue and Wabasha, are eligible to apply. Requests of up to $20,000 will be considered.

Funding from this grant can help cover mental health services and supports, social, emotional and physical health needs, training and development to operate and address the needs of young children and other activities that prioritize the needs of underserved groups.

Applications are due to SMIF by November 7 before 3 p.m.

For the application and guidelines, visit or contact Heidi Coulter, early childhood project manager, at or 507-214-7016.

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