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Minnesota American Indian Health Special Emphasis Grant

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Minnesota Department of Health
Jan 16, 2024

The Minnesota American Indian Health Special Emphasis Grant will provide funding for projects in Minnesota designed to address health equity issues specific to tribal and urban American Indian communities.

The program purpose is to:

  • Plan and develop programs targeted to address continuing and persistent health disparities of Minnesota's American Indian population and improve American Indian health outcomes based upon needs identified by health indicators and identified disparities
  • Identify disparities in American Indian health arising from cumulative and historical discrimination
  • Plan and develop community-based solutions with a multisector approach to addressing identified disparities in American Indian health

Allowable uses of funds include but are not limited to:

  • Project planning, including community assessment or data collection activities to inform project development
  • Project implementation, including program operations, staff salaries, and benefits
  • Building networks and collaborations, including supporting the organization's leaders to engage with other partners in collective efforts to inform policy, system, and environmental conditions that increase health opportunities for priority populations
  • Developing and training community leaders, including staff development related to the project, to build a community's capacity to act to address health inequities

Eligibility requirements:

  • Supports tribal nations or organizations and programs working in American Indian urban communities to develop and implement strategies targeted to their communities
  • Eligible applicants may include, but are not limited to, nonprofit community-based organizations, tribal governments, public health departments, faith-based organizations, social service organizations, community health boards (CHBs) and community clinics
  • Applicants must be registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State and not suspended or debarred by the state or the federal government
  • Must be located in and conduct activities in the state of Minnesota (Fiscal agents may be located outside of Minnesota.)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total funding allocations for tribal nations and urban Indian organizations are listed in the application instructions.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email the completed application as a PDF attachment to

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Leadership · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Policy · Minnesota

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