Open Your Heart’s Education Grant supports the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The purpose of this program is to remove barriers for homeless youth to participate in school and improve student academic success.
Who is Eligible: Agencies must serve homeless children and youth in Minnesota. Agencies must have 501(c)3 status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status.
2021 Due Date: May 21st
Grant Amount: Up to $3,000 for each agency per year. (Hunger and Homeless Grants and other Special Projects are considered under a separate review process and do not count toward this limit.)
Closing Your Grant
Your agency agrees to follow OYH requirements for closing out its grant by submitting your application. By completing the closure form, your agency is assuring OYH that your organization has spent the grant funds in accordance with your original request. The form must be completed and unused funds must be sent to OYH within 45 days of the grant’s use to be in compliance with OYH grant requirements. Directions on how to complete this form will be emailed to you. Your agency must complete this form to be eligible for future funding from OYH.
You can access your grant closure form by logging into the same grant portal that you used to apply for the grant and clicking on the grant that you want to complete the closure form for. Here you will see your closure form with options to view or edit it.
The Closure Form will ask for a list of items purchased with this grant. Please use the tracking form below.