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Minnesota Strong Foundations: Evidence-Based Home Visiting Start-Up Grants

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Minnesota Department of Health
Letter of Intent (Required): May 11, 2022
Application: Jun 13, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Health will provide grants to start up or expand evidence-based home visiting programs in counties, reservations, or regions in Minnesota to reach underserved families. The goal of the program is to equip pregnant women, parents, and other caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve a healthy birth and assist their children in being healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school.

Projects should:

  • Expand services provided through evidence-based home visiting models in Minnesota by coordinating with and building on federally and locally funded programs
  • Improve coordination of services for pregnant women, infants, and families
  • Identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for pregnant women, infants, and families
  • Increase access to home visiting services that are culturally and linguistically representative and responsive to the needs of communities they serve

Target audiences include:

  • Communities experiencing high poverty, high child maltreatment rates, and high rates of infants born with low birth weight
  • Pregnant and parenting teens, including fathers
  • Black, indigenous, and families of color living in communities with low access to healthcare, mental healthcare, and supportive social opportunities and services
  • Families experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity
  • Families impacted by incarceration
  • Pregnant and parenting people, their partners, mothers, fathers, infants, and families experiencing substance abuse
  • Pregnant and parenting people, their partners, mothers, fathers, infants, and families experiencing increased stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Rural areas with limited prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric medical services

Eligible applicants include community health boards, nonprofit organizations, and tribal nations in Minnesota that are not currently receiving an Evidence-based Home Visiting (EBHV), Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), or Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting grant award from Minnesota Department of Health.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000
Award floor: $80,000
Project period: 12 months
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application system are available on the program website.

Submit an online letter of intent by May 11, 2022. The full application deadline is June 13, 2022.

Tagged as
Access · Child welfare · Children and youth · Families · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Infectious diseases · Maternal health and prenatal care · Poverty · Substance use and misuse · Teen pregnancy · Trauma-informed care · Women · Minnesota

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