Statewide Strategic Plan Planning Grant

Minnesota Housing is accepting applications for the Statewide Plan Planning Grant Request for Proposals (RFP). Up to $350,000 in one-time funding is expected to be made available to support the capacity of Greater Minnesota Continuums of Care (CoCs) and tribes to engage with the state to help design and implement the next strategic plan focused on housing, health, and racial justice.

The goal of this grant is to create partnerships that build on current strategies and the implementation of new initiatives. This one-time funding opportunity is available for the period of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Federally recognized tribes (or Tribally Designated Housing Entity) within the state of Minnesota.
  • CoCs: A nonprofit or for-profit entity can apply on behalf of a Greater Minnesota CoC. An eligible applicant must have an official CoC designation from HUD. NOTE: Minnesota Housing will allow up to one applicant per CoC to apply. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants that can demonstrate:
    • Broad participation of various stakeholders who will collaboratively help shape the responses that are requested in the application
    • Collaborative efforts to lead the planning and implementation process to address homelessness
    • Experience managing state funding
    • Current participation in statewide homeless efforts including, but not limited to, the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Coordinated Entry (CE), and efforts associated with the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness (MICH)

These funds must be used support local and regional efforts to advance housing, health, and racial justice in connection with statewide efforts. Examples of expected outcomes would be:

  • Participate and connect local communities to the statewide strategic plan focused on housing, health, and racial justice
  • Identify and implement actions related to housing, health, and racial justice to better serve at-risk and homeless households who are currently underserved
  • Develop strategies, service models, and best practices to reduce disparities among homeless populations that are currently represented in the local homeless response system
  • Build partnerships where gaps exist, which could include partnerships with culturally specific service providers, local schools, area jails/prisons, local health care organizations, local public health agencies, and veteran service providers, with the intent to provide holistic services

Program Materials

Information session recording (59:04) and presentation - Minnesota Housing hosted an information session to share program details such as application requirements and deadlines.

Application Process

Minnesota Housing is no longer accepting applications for this program. Awards and due-diligence items will be posted on this webpage when they become available.

Strategic Plan Planning Grant RFP Selection Framework and Final Scores

The Tribal Nations Planning Grant was issued prior to the Statewide Strategic Plan Planning Grant to increase and support the capacity of tribal nations to address racial disparities for Indigenous households.

Tribal Nations Planning Grant RFP Selection Framework and Final Scores   

Contact

Direct questions for this RFP to Ji-Young Choi at 651.296.9839 or ji-young.choi@state.mn.us.