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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. 24, 2018.

Behavioral Health

Applications are accepted February 1 – April 6, 2018.

This initiative seeks proposals for programs that help people with serious mental illness and chemical 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

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 $50,000.



Additional Forms Required for Application

We require you to complete a budget for your grant project and upload it with your initial online application.

Need help?



Apply for a Behavioral Health Grant

Applications for Behavioral Health grants are accepted until April 6, 2018. Organizations selected to move forward in the grant process will be notified by email.

Access 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.

Key dates for grant applications and determinations

Early Childhood Health

Applications accepted February 1 – May 11, 2018

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

Programming focuses on children ages birth through age 12 and may involve parents, caregivers, health care providers, schools, shelters, early childhood programs and the overall community.

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.



Additional Forms Required for Application

We require you to complete a budget for your grant project and upload it with your initial online application.

Need help?



Apply for an Early Childhood Health Grant

Applications for Early Childhood Health grants are being accepted until May 11, 2018. Organizations selected to move forward in the grant process will be notified by email.

Start a early childhood health initial application >

Access 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.

Key dates for grant applications and determinations

Non-profit Core Mission

Applications accepted June 1 – August 24, 2018

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.


Additional Forms Required for Application

We require you to complete the following budget for your grant project and upload it with your initial online application.

Need help?

For assistance creating a budget, Propel Nonprofits 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. 24 2018.

The Non-profit Core Mission online grant application will be available June 1, 2018.

Key dates for grant applications and determinations