Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development Grants - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development Grants

kidsMDH is pleased to announce the establishment of the Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development grant program, funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature.

The purposes of the Community Solutions grant program are to:

  • Improve child development outcomes related to the well-being of children of color and American Indian children from prenatal to grade 3 and their families. This includes, but is not limited to, the goals outlined by the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ early childhood systems reform effort: early learning; health and well-being; economic security; and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Reduce racial disparities in children’s health and development from prenatal to grade 3.
  • Promote racial and geographic equity.

The Community Solutions grant program will advance these purposes by funding community-based solutions for challenges that are identified by affected communities. The grant program will award approximately $750,000 each year from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2023.

The Community Solutions Advisory Council will advise MDH on the Community Solutions grant program.

The Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) will be posted in mid-November 2019. To receive notification when the RFP is posted, sign up for our Center for Health Equity email list.

For more information about the grant program, please contact Helen Jackson Lockett-El at 651-201-5801 or, or Ann Linde at 651-201-5799 or

Updated Tuesday, 01-Oct-2019 10:52:04 CDT