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DHS is seeking proposals from qualified responders to assist people granted humanitarian protection status to make Minnesota their home, build family wellbeing, and contribute to a strong Minnesota.

Information due: June 21, 2019

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DHS is seeking proposals from qualified responders to assist people granted humanitarian protection status to make Minnesota their home, build family wellbeing, and contribute to a strong Minnesota.

DHS, through the Resettlement Programs Office (RPO) of the Economic Assistance and Employment Supports Division, is seeking proposals from qualified Responders to assist people granted a form of humanitarian protection status (refugee, asylum, victim of trafficking, Cuban/Haitian entrants, special immigrant visa) throughout their first five years in the United States.  This announcement seeks services within the Twin Cities Metro Area, which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties. 

Minnesota’s Regional Resettlement Networks will assist people granted a form of humanitarian protection status to make Minnesota their home, build family wellbeing, and contribute to a strong Minnesota.  Resettlement Network service components include coordinated immigration, employment, community orientation and family support services. The State will fund two providers or consortium of providers, hereafter referred to as “Responders” to provide family supportive services as part of the Metro Resettlement Network

People granted a humanitarian protection status are eligible for services and supports, like other Minnesotans.  RPO is funded through the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), to support the successful resettlement and integration of new arrivals to the United States.  Funding through ORR is generally limited to persons who are less than 5 years in the country, and prioritizes the newest arrivals. 

The contract term will be two years, from October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2021, subject to the availability of funds.

  • /dhs/assets/2019-rfp-029rv-6-21-FamilySupportServices-4-24_tcm1053-381898.pdfRFP to assist people granted humanitarian protection status to contribute to a strong Minnesota.(PDF)
  • /dhs/assets/2019-rfp-029bf-6-21-Budget%20Form_tcm1053-380551.xlsxRFP Budget Form  (XLS)
  • /dhs/assets/2019-rfp-029qa-FamilySupportServicesQAs-6-13_tcm1053-388592.pdfRFP Questions and Answers added June 13, 2019 (PDF)

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