2018 EHDI Request for Proposals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

2018 Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative Request for Proposals

Images of facesThe Minnesota Department of Health Center for Health Equity has released a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI), a grant program established to provide direct investments in organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of American Indians and people of color.

Interested applicants should review the following RFP for funding details and application requirements:

2018 EHDI Grants Request for Proposals (PDF)


RFP published: September 6, 2018
Notice of Intent due: October 5, 2018 (strongly encouraged, but not required)
Applications due: December 10, 2018
Anticipated notice of award: April 1, 2019
Grant period begins: July 1, 2019


We request that all questions regarding this RFP be submitted through the online Question Submission Form. If you need to submit a question through an alternative format, please call 651-201-5813 for assistance.

MDH staff will post all questions and answers within seven business days on the RFP Questions and Answers page. Questions will generally be posted on Mondays.

Please submit questions no later than November 28, 2018. To ensure all applicants have access to the same information, questions submitted after this date will not be answered nor posted to the website.

Notice of Intent Form

Applicants were strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding notice of intent by October 5, 2018 using an online form. The notices of intent to apply help us prepare for the number and types of applications we will receive so that we can plan ahead for the review process. The Center for Health Equity received 164 Notice of Intent forms by October 5, 2018.

List of Notice of Intent Forms Received (PDF)

Application Forms

  1. Application Form (PDF)
  2. Work Plan Template (Word)
  3. Budget Template (Excel)
  4. Due Diligence Review Form (Word)

Example Work Plan (PDF)

Information Sessions

Prospective applicants are encouraged to participate in at least one information session or watch a recorded video of the webinar. Questions and answers from the in-person information sessions will be posted on our wesbite after each session. Please note that staff will not be able to help with the actual writing of applications or critiques of drafts, but can answer general questions about the process and requirements.

Date Time Location
Thursday, Sept. 13 10-11 am Watch Recorded Webinar (YouTube)
View Webinar Slides (PDF)
Friday, Sept. 14 2-3:30 pm Government Services Center, 320 W. 2nd St., Duluth, MN 55802
Tuesday, Oct. 2 6-8 pm Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Wednesday, Oct. 24 1-3 pm UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, Oct. 25 6-7:30 pm Bemidji Northwest Indian Community Development Center, 1819 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601

Skill-Building Sessions

Date and Time Topic Location
Wednesday, Oct. 17,
6-8 pm
Building a Case for Your Project Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, MN 55107
Tuesday, Oct. 30,
2-4 pm
Moving Your Project Upstream (to Levels of Change 2 & 3) UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411

Building a Case for Your Project Slides and Handouts

Building a Case for Your Project Slides (PPTX)
Building a Case for Your Project Worksheet (PDF)
Model/Practice Checklist (PDF)
Matrix of Models/Practices (PDF)

Moving Your Project Upstream Slides and Handouts

Moving Your Project Upstream Slides (PDF)
EHDI Levels of Change Handout (PDF)
Intervention Planning Matrix (PDF) from the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
Why Worksheet (Word)

Contact Us

If you have questions or need assistance with application files, please send an email to health.equity@state.mn.us or call 651-201-5813.

Other Resources

Recorded Webinar Information Session

View Webinar Slides (PDF)

Interested in participating in the grant review process?

The Center for Health Equity is seeking more than 100 volunteers to participate in the Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) grant review process in January-February 2019. For more information, visit the EHDI Community Review Process page.

Updated Monday, 19-Nov-2018 09:42:38 CST