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2023 Capacity Strengthening Initiative RFP
(The application period has closed)
The Minnesota Department of Health Center for Health Equity released a new request for proposals (RFP) for the Capacity Strengthening Initiative, a grant program established to empower and uplift the ability of community organizations to receive state funding that is focused on improving the health and well-being of Minnesotans.
The initiative focuses on helping community and faith-based organizations that serve people of color, American Indians, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people with disabilities.
The application period has closed. For reference, the 2023 CSG funding details and application instructions: 2023 Capacity Strengthening Grant Request for Proposal (PDF).
RFP published: Oct. 19, 2023
Information session: Oct. 26, 2023
Questions due: on or before Nov. 10, 2023 (optional)
Applications due: Nov. 20, 2023
Anticipated notice of award: Feb. 15, 2024
Grant period begins: April 1, 2024
The question and answer period closed Nov. 10, 2023, and final questions and answers have been posted to the website. Please refer to the RFP Questions and Answers for a complete list of answers to questions that were submitted.
To ensure all applicants have access to the same information, questions submitted after Nov. 10 will neither be answered nor posted to the website.
- Application Form (PDF)
- Applicant Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (Word)
- Due Diligence Review Form (Word)
- Work Plan Template (Word)
- Budget Template (Excel)
All five application materials must be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Recorded information session
A virtual info session was held Oct. 26, 2023, from 10 to 11 a.m. The recording is on the MDH YouTube channel: Capacity Strengthening Initiative RFP information session.
Community review process
The Center for Health Equity is seeking approximately 50 volunteers to participate in the grant review process. To learn more about the review process and to sign up to become a reviewer, please visit the 2023 CSG Community Review Process page. Please note that any individuals who work or volunteer for, or who are on the board of an applicant organization, are not eligible to be part of the review process due to potential conflicts of interest.