Homework Starts with Home

Apply for Funding

Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications for the Homework Starts with Home program. This program supports collaborative efforts between schools, housing organizations, and local governments to identify, engage, and stabilize students experiencing homelessness and their families. Minnesota Housing will allocate up to $3.5 million in Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) funds. If more funds become available before awards are made, Minnesota Housing may award these funds through this Request for Proposals. Minnesota Housing will also provide up to $300,000 in one time funding for Homework Starts with Home planning grants for applicants interested in developing the partnerships and collaborations necessary to apply for Homework Starts with Home program grants in the future.

Minnesota Housing hosted an RFP information session about the request for proposals and application process on December 16, 2019. Watch the recorded session (1:14) or download the presentation slides for more information about the Homework Starts with Home program RFP process.

Minnesota Housing hosted a second webinar on January 14, 2020 to answer additional questions about the RFP and application process. You can watch the recorded session (12:03) or download the presentation slides.

Note: timeline dates have changed since we held the webinars. Review the application instructions or the presentation slides for updated timelines.

Application Materials

Application Process

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. Review the RFP Application Instructions for more information and to learn how to apply.

Information Sessions on Preliminary Practice Model

To help potential applicants consider how the program and its preliminary practice model could be implemented, check out the following sessions and materials:

  • Two-Generational Approaches to Supporting Families. View the slides, handout, and listen to the recording.

  • Leveraging Mainstream Resources. View the slides and listen to the recording.

  • Progressive Engagement and Rapid Rehousing. View the slides and listen to the recording.

  • Trauma-informed Care in Schools. View the slides and listen to the recording.

  • Lessons from the Hamilton San Francisco Pilot. View the slides and listen to the recording.


Diane Elias at 651.284.3176 or diane.elias@state.mn.us.