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MAGIC would like to thank all the wonderful grant applicants received this 2018-2020 grant cycle. Such a broad base of Geographic Information Professionals submitting grants makes it hard to select only two winners, but alas, that is what we must do. 

MAGIC congratulates the following 2018-2020 grant applicants. 

  • ·         Western AR Planning and Development District, Inc. – Fort Smith, AR
  • ·         Kansas University Endowment Association – Lawrence, KS 

MAGIC is eager to watch & learn from these fantastic projects.


Well, you may have missed the 2018-2020 grants process, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared for the next round (which will be in 2020). 

  1. Join MAGIC to make sure you receive announcements
  2. Brush up on the General Information
  3. View previous Grant Application


As part of its mission of promoting the use of GIS in its member states, MAGIC has provided funding for numerous efforts over the past several years. As revenue is generated from the Conference, and as a non-profit entity, we feel we must continue with this practice.

We struggled with an appropriate way to provide this funding. In the past some items were standing items, such as support for State conferences and travel funding for a representative to the NSGIC conference. Other efforts have been funded when a project has been proposed, and seen as beneficial for the region.

The goal of this project is to formalize a grant process through MAGIC that would hopefully open up opportunities for a broader range of project to be funded, or partially funded by MAGIC.

The outcomes of this process are as follows:

  1. Determine what level of funding to make available for grants in a given 2 year period.
  2. Define what type of project(s) and entities would be eligible for funding through MAGIC.
  3. Define the schedule for the process.
  4. Determine if there needs to be a distribution policy to ensure funds are allocated across all MAGIC States.
  5. Determine if there is to be a cap to the funds allocated to one project.
  6. Set grant requirements. ie, should there be matching funds, one time project, return/use of grant funded materials, etc.
  7. Develop the criteria by which grant selections would be made.
  8. Set a committee that would review submitted grants.



More information on the Communication & Outreach Committee can be found by contacting:

Charles Brady III, Grants Chair

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