7th annual Falls Prevention Day, September 23rd, 2014

August 15, 2014

The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on September 23, 2014—the first day of fall. This year’s theme, Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

Since Falls Prevention Awareness Day was first observed in 2008, we have grown participation in the event from 11 states to 47 states and the District of Columbia. This year, we hope to expand our reach even further!

- See more on the National Council on Aging's website:


Request for Proposals for Comprehensive Supportive Services for Safe Harbor/No Wrong Door

July 18, 2014


The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to solicit applications to provide comprehensive supportive services to sexually exploited youth, including trauma-informed and culturally specific services. Once identified, sexually exploited youth must be afforded opportunities to receive services specifically designed to meet their needs, address the harm caused by the exploitation and trafficking, and move them towards recovery. Existing services should be utilized when possible; however, some communities may need to develop new services that currently do not exist in the region. These services should complement and strengthen the existing infrastructure created by No Wrong Door including collaborating with Regional Navigators and shelter and housing grantees.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible responders include governmental, non-governmental, and tribal agencies. Agencies and community partners are encouraged to submit joint applications with one fiscal agent.

Intended Populations

The intended population is sexually exploited children and youth, 17 and younger, referred for services by navigators or other community partners residing in Minnesota. 

Duration of Funding

Applicants may apply for the grant period of November 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension for an additional year.

Available Funding 

Approximately $900,000 is available for fiscal year 2015 with a range of funding levels.

Applications Due

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 2, 2014.  To meet the deadline, proposals must:

  • Be hand delivered to the address below before 4:00p.m., September 2, 2014 or
  • Arrive by mail, Fed Ex, or courier by 4:00p.m., September 2, 2014.

Street Address (hand or courier delivery) US Postal Service mailing Address
Lauren Ryan
Minnesota Department of Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Golden Rule Building
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
Saint. Paul, MN 55101

*Hand delivered proposals must be dropped off at the 2nd floor reception desk of the Golden Rule Building – Suite 220.
Lauren Ryan
Minnesota Department of Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
P.O. Box 64882
Saint. Paul, MN 55164-0882

You may obtain a copy of the application by

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