Potential respondents should review all document requirements when considering an RFP or RFI opportunity. The details of any required documentation will be provided in the RFP or RFI. Document templates may be linked along with the open grant, RFP or RFI opportunity. The following are example document templates.
State seeks to improve outreach to and efficacy of service delivery to underserved and minority populations. Responders who qualify as targeted organizations are encouraged to demonstrate how they may uniquely improve service delivery to the Target Population. The State will take into consideration a Responder’s qualification as a targeted organization as a factor in evaluating Responder’s ability to provide services to the Target Population.
To qualify as a targeted organization, the Responder must demonstrate that it satisfies any one of the three following categories. Print this webpage and attach it along with corresponding requested documentation to the Responder’s proposal.
1) Targeted organization. The Responder may qualify as a Targeted Organization if the Responder is a Minnesota-based organization and at least 51% owned by women, racial minority/people of color, veterans or people of disability; OR 51% operated and controlled on a day-to-day and long-term basis by staff members who are women, racial minority/people of color, veterans or people of disability.
The Responder must submit the following documents to be considered a Targeted Organization:
2) Targeted organization: Economically disadvantaged small business. The Responder may qualify as proposal Targeted Organization if the Responder is a Minnesota-based business that has less than $1.5 million in annual gross revenue or sales AND is located in an Economically Disadvantaged Area in Minnesota under (a) counties or (b) Indian Reservations/Communities below:
a) Counties (http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/lsalist.htm)
b) Indian reservations and communities
To be considered a Targeted Organization, the Responder must submit the following documents:
3) Qualified by Minnesota Department of Administration. The Responder may qualify as a Targeted Organization if the Responder is certified as a TG/ED business through the Minnesota Department of Administration, Materials Management Division (MMD): http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/mn02001.htm.
To be considered a Targeted Group or Economically Disadvantaged Small Business by the Minnesota Department of Administration, the organization/business must be listed under MMD’s Directory of Certified TG/ED Vendors: http://www.mmd.admin.state.mn.us/process/search/.
Below is a list of expectations the vendor/grantee will need to meet to have a successful contract. The vendor/grantee will be evaluated on the following items at the close of their contract. This evaluation may affect future contracting opportunities.
Contact the person or division listed in the RFP or RFI with any questions about a particular opportunity or for more program-related information.
Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants are available for facility improvements, minor renovations and related equipment and services, including assistance to meet licensing requirements, needed to establish, maintain or expand licensed and legal unlicensed child care and early childhood education sites. Grant funds may not be used for construction or major renovation of facilities. For more information, visit the First Children’s Finance Child Care Facility Revitalization Grants webpage, email First Children’s Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (612) 473-6020 for more information.
Child Care Aware regional grants are available on a competitive basis, helping child care programs improve the safety and quality of their programs. For more information, visit Child Care Aware's grant program website, or contact the local grant administrator using the Child Care Aware's Local Resources website.
The Behavioral Health Division (BHD) oversees Minnesota's mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services that are paid for with state and federal funds. To support these services, BHD awards grants to counties, tribes, and nongovernmental providers. Behavioral health services include prevention, treatment, short-term and long-term care, as well as home and community-based services.
For information about Disability Services Division grants, see the Frequently asked questions about DSD grants webpage.
Innovation grants support opportunities for people with disabilities in housing, jobs, services and community engagement. The DHS Disability Services Division kicked off the innovation grants program in 2016 to support new and innovative ideas to achieve these outcomes effectively and efficiently.
DHS works with partners statewide to expand the capacity of long-term services and supports to help people age 65 and older stay in their homes and communities of choice. Projects funded through the department's Live Well at Home grants provide a variety of services and supports that allow older Minnesotans to remain in their homes rather than move to nursing homes or other more expensive settings.
The state has funding and grants to support the transition of people from clinical settings to community resources of their choosing. Learn about Minnesotans’ transition to community.
DHS issued Whole Family Systems Grants to eight organizations throughout the state to uncover and address the systemic influences related to racial, geographic and economic inequities. Learn about the activities the grants will fund (PDF).