Local energy cooperatives are under the umbrella of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. You can go to the link below, filter down to Minnesota, and find the energy cooperative in your area. Then, go to their website to see if they have Operation Round Up program, usually found under “Community” or “About Us.”
Deadline: Usually quarterly
Application deadlines are unique to each energy cooperative. Typically, there is an online or PDF application that is submitted in advance of a committee meeting where award decisions are made. These meetings may occur quarterly, bi-annually, or annually.
Usually less than $5,000
The grant amounts vary by program, but typically requests will be from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Matches may be required, but are not common.