If you're a spoken word poet in Minnesota, you'll want to check out the Verve Grant from Intermedia Arts. The deadline is Friday the 13th, February, 2015 this year. In a nutshell:
The first grant for spoken word poets nationwide, Intermedia Arts’ VERVE grant program provides funding for emerging Minnesota spoken word poets who are interested in artistic advancement and leadership in their communities. Through financial assistance, professional development, and recognition within a culturally and socio-economically diverse group of literary artists, this program strengthens and supports Minnesota's literary community.It's a great opportunity for personal development as an artist, but given the robust nature of Minnesota's spoken word scene, be advised that this is a very competitive grant. You can find the application directly here: http://intermediaarts.org/verve-grants-application
If you're in Minnesota and you qualify, don't let this opportunity pass you by!