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Minnesota Mental Health Safety Net Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 19, 2020
Application: Nov 25, 2020

Randi Callahan


The Minnesota Mental Health Safety Net Grant Program provides funding to mental health centers and clinics that treat uninsured patients.


Eligible applicants are:

  • Community mental health centers, designated under Minnesota statute section 254.62
  • Nonprofit community mental health clinics designated as an essential community provider under Minnesota statute section 62Q.19

Providers must offer free or reduced cost mental health care to low-income patients under the age of 21 with family incomes below 275% of federal poverty guidelines and who do not have health insurance coverage.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $394,000

Funding amounts will be determined using a ratio of the number of uninsured mental health patients under the age of 21 served by each eligible provider compared to the total number of uninsured mental health patients under the age of 21 served by all eligible providers.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the application form are available on the program website.

Applications for step 1 are due October 19, 2020. Step 1 will be used to determine eligibility and award distribution amounts. The grant distribution announcement will go out by November 9, 2020 in an email addressed to the primary contact listed on the application.

Budgets and project descriptions for step 2 are due November 25, 2020.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Clinics · Healthcare facilities · Mental health · Poverty · Uninsured and underinsured · Minnesota

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