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Grants to Minnesota CBOs, Agencies, Schools, and Tribes to Improve the Health and Development of Children

Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development Grant


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
212498

Funding Source
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
and Community Solutions Advisory Council
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: Minnesota

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/14/24 11:59 PM CT Save

Grant Description
Grants to Minnesota nonprofit and for-profit community-based organizations, government agencies, schools, and tribal entities to advance the health and well-being of children. Funding is intended to create and implement community-based approaches to challenges related to healthy child development that are identified by communities of color and American Indian communities.

The purposes of the grant program are to:

  • Improve child development outcomes as related to the well-being of children of color and American Indian children from prenatal to grade three (usually ages 8 or 9) and their families, including but not limited to the goals outlined by the Department of Human Services Early Childhood Systems Reform effort for:
    • Early learning,
    • Health and wellbeing,
    • Economic security, and
    • Safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments;
  • Reduce racial disparities in children’s health and development, from prenatal to grade three (usually ages 8 and 9); and
  • Promote racial and geographic equity.

For information about eligible projects and activities, begin here:  https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/equity/funding/csf2023/csfrfp2023.pdf#page=13.

For information about grant expectations and deliverables see https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/equity/funding/csf2023/csfrfp2023.pdf#page=19.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include:
• Community-based organizations (CBOs) or entities that work with communities of color and/or American Indian communities; and
• Tribal nations and tribal organizations as defined in section 658P of the
Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990
(https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R47312); and
• Community-based organizations or entities focused on supporting healthy child development.

For this RFP, a CBO is defined as an organization that is committed to being
community-driven, with the community influencing all aspects of its existence. Examples of this may include:
• The majority of the governing body and staff consists of individuals bound by location, experience, or culture.
• The main operating offices are in the communities they intend to serve.
• Priority issue areas are identified and defined by members of the community.
• Solutions to address priority issues are developed with the community.
• Program design, implementation, and evaluation components have the community intimately involved, in leadership positions.

The following entities may be eligible to apply if they fit the definitions and eligibility as described above:
• Local Public Health (LPH) agencies
• Child care centers
• Community Health Boards (CHB)
• Faith-based organizations
• For-profit organizations
• Nonprofit organizations
• Preschools
• Schools and school districts
• School-based health centers
• Social service organizations

Applicants must have state or federal recognition as a formal organization or entity, such as a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or 501c3 status. Organizations or entities that do not have state or federal recognition may apply with a fiscal agent.

For organizational priorities see https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/equity/funding/csf2023/csfrfp2023.pdf#page=7

Additional Geographic Information:

Map of Minnesota Reservations: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/equity/funding/csf2023/csfrfp2023.pdf#page=3

Geographic Distribution maps: https://www.wilder.org/sites/default/files/imports/MNEarlyChildhoodRiskReachResilience_9-18.pdf#page=114.

Ineligible

Pre-Application Information
Timeline
- RFP published: Jan. 3, 2024
- Questions due: Feb. 5, 2024 (by 4:30 p.m. CT) - optional
- Applications due: Feb. 14, 2024 (by 11:59 p.m. CT)
- Anticipated notice of award: April 2024
- Grant period begins: May 2024 (or when grant agreement is fully executed, whichever is later)

Questions and answers will be published weekly here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/equity/funding/csf2023/faq.html

Learn about the RFP by watching a recording of the Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development RFP Information Session. Watch the information session on the MDH YouTube page: https://youtu.be/gAUu5J0RvVk

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,415,000

Number of Grants
20-25 for the entire grant cycle

Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants are encouraged to request an annual funding amount between $60,000 - $150,000 per year.

Term of Contract
The anticipated grant start date is May 1, 2024, or when the agreement is fully executed by all parties, whichever is later. The projected end date is June 30, 2027.

Contact Information
Submit applications to Health.Solutions.for.Child.Development@state.mn.us with the subject line: Community Solutions RFP Application – [insert applicant organization name].

Direct questions to the email address above, with the subject line, "RFP Question," or call 651-201-5813.

Minnesota Department of Health
Center for Health Equity
PO Box 64975
St. Paul, MN55164-0975

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