Healthy Housing Grants
The Minnesota Department of Health Lead and Healthy Homes Program (LHHP) is pleased to announce the Minnesota Healthy Housing Grant Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 2023–2026 grant period is now open.
Applications for this Healthy Housing Grant are due by 4:30 p.m. on January 5, 2024. To apply, please see the links for the RFP, Healthy Housing Grant Application, Applicant Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form, and Due Diligence Review Form below.
The Healthy Housing Grants provide funding to perform activities related to housing-based health threats, including:
- Implementing and maintaining primary prevention programs to reduce housing-based health threats that include the following:
- Providing education materials to the general public and to property owners, contractors, code officials, and other persons and organizations engaged in housing and health issues.
- Promoting awareness of community, legal, and housing resources.
- Promoting the use of hazard reduction measures in new housing construction and housing rehabilitation programs.
- Providing training on identifying and addressing housing-based health threats.
- Providing technical assistance on the implementation of mitigation measures.
- Promoting the adoption of evidence-based best practices for mitigation of housing-based health threats.
- Developing work practices for addressing specific housing-based health threats.
- Identifying, characterizing, and mitigating hazards in housing that contribute to adverse health outcomes.
- Ensuring screening services and other secondary prevention measures are provided to populations at high risk for housing-related health threats.
- Promoting compliance with Department of Health guidelines and other best practices, as identified by the commissioner, for preventing or reducing housing-based health threats.
- Establishing local or regional collaborative groups to ensure that resources for addressing housing-based health threats are coordinated.
- Developing model programs for addressing housing-based health threats.
Eligible applicants are community health boards, tribal public health agencies, local community action agencies (designated and recognized under Minn. Stat. § 256E.31, and nonprofit organizations with expertise in providing outreach, education, and training on healthy housing subjects and in providing comprehensive healthy housing assessments and interventions. Nonprofit organizations must have current 501(c)3 status from the IRS.
These grants are an RFP process and are subject to final approval by the Commissioner of Health. The total amount of the grant funding for the entire grant period (through June 30, 2026) is $720,000. This is distributed to grantees at amounts up to $120,000 per grantee total, over three years. These grant funds are dependent upon the appropriation of funds by the state legislature to the Department of Health.
Again, applications for this Healthy Housing Grant are due by 4:30 p.m. on January 5, 2024. For additional questions about the Healthy Housing Grants, contact Katie Haugen at email@example.com.