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SMIF Paint the Town Grant Program

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with regional hardware stores, are accepting applications for free paint and coating products for community mural, community welcome sign or historic structure projects through its Paint the Town Grant program.

This grant opportunity is available to communities with a population under 10,000 throughout SMIF’s 20-county region, including Goodhue, Wabasha, and Olmsted counties.

The goal of this program is to encourage local volunteer involvement in the painting process. Projects will be awarded paint products based on visual impact, public benefit, volunteer participation and community support.

The participating stores include Arrow Hardware & Paint (store locations include: Northfield, Rochester Crossroads, and Rochester North, Faribault Ace Hardware, and Pellicci Ace Hardware in Zumbrota.

Applications are due to SMIF by April 17th.

For more information or to apply visit

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