Addressing Deep Poverty for Minnesotans with disabilities or disabling Conditions: This funding will increase the monthly benefit from for General Assistance, a state program for very low-income adults without children, up to $350 per recipient.

Deadline: Ongoing

Addressing Homelessness for Adults, Youth and Families: This funding significantly increases the ongoing funding for the Emergency Services Program, Transitional Housing Program, Homeless Youth Act and Safe Harbor Shelter and Housing.

Deadline: Ongoing

American Indian Food Sovereignty grant: DHS, through its Office of Economic Opportunity Division, is seeking American Indian Food Sovereignty grant. DHS is seeking to coordinate providers and deliver culturally and developmentally appropriate programing to improve access, equity to food security programs within Tribal and American Indian communities.

Deadline: Information due February 23, 2024

Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP): This program provides financial assistance to help families with low incomes pay for child care. Its goal is to support parents in pursuing employment or education leading to employment, while ensuring that children receive proper care and are prepared for school.

Deadline: Ongoing

Chosen family hosting to prevent youth homelessness: Chosen family hosting is a promising approach to the host home model that aims to prevent youth homelessness. It involves partnering with community members, or hosts, who provide housing for a young person in their home.

Deadline: Provides that the appropriation is a one time and available until June 30, 2027.

Community Living Infrastructure program: This program allows counties and tribes to more fully integrate housing.

Deadline: Ongoing

County Grants to Provide Services to People Experiencing Homelessness: This will provide direct funding to organizations in Hennepin County and Ramsey County to continue to maintain shelter capacity and services for people facing homelessness.

Deadline: Ongoing

Crisis Housing Assistance Program: Provides short-term housing assistance to people with a serious mental health issue.

Deadline: Ongoing

Emergency Services Program: Adults with low incomes and no children in the household who are facing a household emergency may qualify for this cash-grant program. It’s called Emergency General Assistance.

 Deadline: Ongoing

Emergency Shelter Facilities: The program will provide grants to local government units, Tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations to acquire land, predesign, design, construct, or renovate, furnish, and equip facilities for emergency homeless shelters for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Deadline: Ongoing

Homeless Management Information System: This provides ongoing funding for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) which is the database of record for 10 state funded programs across DHS and Minnesota Housing.

Deadline: Ongoing

Homeless Veterans and SOAR Program: The SOAR program is designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for those who are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness and have mental illness, medical impairment, and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Deadline: Ongoing

Homeless Youth Cash Stipend Pilot Project (New): The grant must be used to provide cash stipends to homeless youth, provide cash incentives for stipend recipients to participate in periodic surveys, provide youth-designed optional services, and complete a legislative report.

Deadline: Submit applications by Feb 29th at 11:59 PM CT.

Housing Stabilization Services: This funding will support several additional administrative policy staff to assist and help with eligibility. The funding will also provide ongoing support for HSS moving expenses to continue beyond March 2024, when the federal temporary funding ends.

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Access Services: To help eligible adults move to homes of their own and ongoing support. This program serves adults with disability who want to live in a home of their own, and need help to find, move to, set up and then keep a home of their own.

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing Support (formerly called Group Residential Housing): The Housing Support program pays for room and board for seniors and adults with disabilities who have low incomes. The program aims to reduce and prevent people from living in institutions or becoming homeless.

Deadline: Ongoing

Housing with Supports for Adults with Serious Mental Illness (HSASMI) & PATH grants:  Provides supportive services for people with serious mental illness who are homeless, or exiting institutions who have complex needs and face high “barriers to obtaining and maintaining permanent supportive housing.”

Deadline: Ongoing

Medical Assistance Substance Use Disorder Continuum: This modifies Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) rates to ensure payment integrity and person-centered care models; establishes funding for a new Project ECHO hub focused on supporting high quality care in OTPs; administrative funding to study MA demonstrations for traditional healing, behavioral health services in jails and prisons, and contingency management; and start-up funding for withdrawal management programs.

Deadline: Ongoing

Mobile Crisis Grants: This funding will permanently strengthen the state’s mobile crisis infrastructure and help improve access to crisis services by supporting counties and tribes to staff 24 -hour mobile crisis lines and increasing capacity to take more calls.

Deadline: Ongoing

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH): The PATH program serves people having complex needs with barriers to housing and helps connect people to services and transition out of homelessness. The funding provides outreach, case management, screening and diagnostic assessments, community mental health, substance use treatment and some housing support.

Deadline: Ongoing

Recuperative Care: Recuperative care services are available to eligible Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) members experiencing homelessness to help prevent hospitalizations; or provide medical care and support services when they are unable to recover from a physical illness when living in a shelter or they are otherwise unhoused. MHCP members receive recuperative care services when they don’t need to be hospitalized or remain hospitalized, or don’t meet severity of illness for other levels of care.

Deadline: Ongoing

Safe Harbor: Minnesota’s Safe Harbor Law ensures young people who are sexually exploited are treated as victims and survivors, not criminals. Through the No Wrong Door model, these youth can receive trauma-informed support rather than being treated as juvenile delinquents. The Minnesota Department of Health’s Safe Harbor website provides detailed information and resources about Safe Harbor in Minnesota.

Deadline: Ongoing

Safe Recovery Sites: These sites will provide opportunities for individuals to find health care, mental health support, treatment, and other supports that will help them begin a recovery journey.

Deadline: Ongoing

Shelter Capital – Youth: Through this program, funding is provided for outreach and drop-in programs, emergency shelter programs, and integrated supportive housing for homeless youth and youth at-risk of homelessness. The department awards funds to local providers through a competitive application process.

Deadline: Ongoing

Shelter-Capital All Emergency Shelters programs: Additional funding for the Emergency Services Program will benefit Minnesota adults, youth and families experiencing homelessness. Shelter capacity and services will increase across the state, with support for shelter providers to cover higher costs, manage safe facilities and deliver enhanced services to Minnesotans experiencing homelessness. FY 2023-25: $115 million.

Deadline: Ongoing

Strengthening Adult Income Supports: This funding will improve the overall effectiveness of Minnesota’s adult income support programs by reforming payment policies in the Housing Support program.

Deadline: Minnesota Supplemental Aid benefits will increase for people with representative payees, those who manage Social Security or disability benefits when individuals are unable to do so themselves. FY 2024-25: $5.7 million; FY 2026-27: $14.8 million

Transitional Housing Program: This program provides time-limited rental assistance and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. The department awards funds to local providers through a competitive application process.

Deadline: Ongoing