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Whole Family Systems Grant

Join us in making our systems work better for children and families through this exciting, 5-year, 2-Gen grant opportunity.

About the RFP

A new grant opportunity is being offered by the State of Minnesota to develop or expand upon 2-Generation or whole family approaches. The grant will support up to 10 grantees across Minnesota in a co-creative process that will uncover and address the systemic influences of racial, geographic, and economic inequities.

We invite you to enter into a five-year collaborative learning relationship with the State of Minnesota. The result of this will be exploration and development of strategies to shift or realign systems (e.g. policies, practices, programs, initiatives, funding, governance, data, communications) and to increase access to opportunities for children and families in communities with significant racial, ethnic, economic, health and education disparities. We will support organizations, particularly those run by and for communities of color and American Indians, in developing and implementing strategies effective for their communities.

We especially welcome proposals from organizations who are first-time applicants to the State of Minnesota, are located in Greater Minnesota, and/or whose staff and leadership are representative of the community they seek to serve.  


Application Info and Materials

Applications are due
April 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Request for Proposal

Application Template

Budget Template

Using the application and budget templates is not a requirement of the grant. 

Emailed applications are preferred.

Resources and Technical Assistance

Contact state staff via email to ask a question about the RFP (by March 20)

Request Technical Assistance related to the availability and access to quantitative data. (You'll want to include in the email a brief description of the request and what existing data you have accessed, if any.)

These slides walk through the different portions of the RFP including the background and the required statements.

Below is a brief list of potential resources for numbers and analysis that may be useful:

Wilder Research Risk, Reach, and Resilience Report, 2018Minnesota Results for Children Dashboard
Healthy Children, Healthy Nations

American Community Survey Fact Finder

Minnesota Compass Neighborhood and Community Profiles
Minnesota Out-of-Home Care and Permanency Report

Minnesota Child Maltreatment Report

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System
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