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 advised MDH on the development of the Community Solutions Request for Proposals (RFP)—which was released on December 9, 2019—and will continue to advise MDH on the management of the grant program moving forward.

To view the Community Solutions for Healthy Child Development RFP and learn more about how to apply for a grant, visit the Center for Health Equity Funding Opportunities page.

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 Wednesday, 04-Dec-2019 12:40:07 CST