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Warroad, Halstad receive grants from NMF

BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recently selected the communities of Warroad and Halstad to receive grant funding and other supportive services through their new Communities Thrive program. They were selected through a application and site visit process. These communities will be eligible to receive grant funding up to $100,000 over two years. Low-interest loans are also available to support projects that enhance the community’s quality of life or create opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

The Communities Thrive Program builds on the strength and diversity of the region, a release said. This grant and loan program “is focused on community building, place making, and showcasing the variety of amenities that make northwest Minnesota a great place to live, work and play,” the release said.

The communities will be evaluating their current community assets; things such as recreation, leisure, retail, services, housing, public arts, restaurants, coffee shops and community identity and connectedness.

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