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Applications are now being accepted for Behavioral Health and Early Childhood Health programs. Non-profit Core Mission application will be accepted June 1 – Aug. 25, 2017.

Behavioral Health

Applications were accepted March 6 – April 21, 2017.

This initiative seeks proposals for programs that help people with serious mental illness and addictions recover and lead productive lives in their communities. We fund programs focused on a continuum of care and provide intensive, person-centered, multidisciplinary services using evidence-based screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment and/or prevention services.

The focus of this funding area is to:

  • Address gaps in current behavioral health service
  • Integrate physical and mental health care
  • Provide supportive and intensive case management services
  • Address behavioral health needs identified by the Minnesota 10x10 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) initiative

Projects also may include programs to address the mental/chemical health needs of people with physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities and/or co-occurring disorders.


Grant Amount

Individual grants may be awarded up to $40,000.


Required Forms for Application

A budget for your grant project is required.

If you need assistance with creating a budget, the Nonprofits Assistance Fund offers in-person and online training.


Apply for a Behavioral Health Grant

Applications for Behavioral Health grants are being accepted until April 21, 2017. Organizations selected to move forward in the grant process will be notified by email.

Complete an in-progress grant application »

NOTE: Grant applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Technical assistance will only be available until noon on the deadline date.

View key dates for grant applications and determinations »

Early Childhood Health

Applications accepted March 6 – May 26, 2017

This funding priority seeks proposals that focus on developing healthy families to foster optimal growth and development of young children. Physical and mental health have a major impact on a family’s ability to thrive. Programs should embrace the needs of the whole-child and may incorporate the health & well-being components of the two-generation approach that is central to supporting children and parents simultaneously.

Programming that meets criteria for this RFP includes:

  • Improves access to prenatal and postnatal care
  • Addresses preventive health including well child check-ups
  • Addresses preventive and restorative dental care
  • Enhances parenting skills
  • Supports healthy social and emotional development
  • Address the health needs of children experiencing homelessness
  • Focus on children ages birth through age 12

Ineligible programs:

  • Non-health related education programs
  • Lifestyle programming including physical activity and nutrition

Grant Amount

Individual grants may be awarded up to $25,000.


Required Forms for Application

A budget for your grant project is required.

If you need assistance with creating a budget, the Nonprofits Assistance Fund offers in-person and online training.


Apply for an Early Childhood Health Grant

Applications for Early Childhood Health grants are being accepted until May 26, 2017. Organizations selected to move forward in the grant process will be notified by email.

Complete an in-progress grant application »

NOTE: Grant applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Technical assistance will only be available until noon on the deadline date.

View key dates for grant applications and determinations »

Non-profit Core Mission

Applications accepted June 1 – August 25, 2017

This initiative provides grants to organizations in the regional and rural areas located outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. These grants provide critical support to small organizations, which strengthens regional and rural communities. Funding will support health-related programming that is core to the organization’s nonprofit mission.

Applicants for this funding area must be located in the regional and rural areas of the Medica service area in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

Minnesota applicants must be located outside of the 7-county metro area which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.


Grant Amount

Individual grants may be awarded up to $5,000.


Required Forms for Application

A budget for your grant project is required. Download and complete the Non-profit Core Mission Budget Form to attach with your online application.

If you need assistance with creating a budget, the Nonprofits Assistance Fund offers in-person and online training.


Apply for an Non-profit Core Mission Grant

Non-profit Core Mission grant applications will be accepted June 1 – Aug. 25 2017.

View key dates for grant applications and determinations »