Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation offers Paint the Town grants

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018

OWATONNA —  The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), in partnership with 11 local Ace Hardware stores, will accept 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 area.

Applications are due to SMIF by May 15, 2018. Awardees will be notified May 31, 2018.

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A total of up to 10 projects will be awarded paint products based on visual impact, public benefit, volunteer participation and community support. For more information or to apply visit our website at or contact Jennifer Heien at 507-214-7040;