Family Home Visiting (FHV)
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- Funding and Grants Management
- Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
- Training and Professional Development
Funding and Grants Management
Family Home Visiting programs at state, local and tribal levels are funded by a variety of sources. The Minnesota Department of Health administers the TANF Family Home Visiting funding for Community Health Boards (CHBs) and Tribal Governments, the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Grant (state funded), the Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV) Grant and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Formula and Expansion grants funded under the federal Affordable Care Act. As of 2023, the NFP, EBHV, and MIECHV grants are administered as one grant program, Strong Foundations: Evidence-based Family Home Visiting.
Current funding opportunity
Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Request for Proposals (RFP)
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) seeks proposals from Tribal Nations, non-profit organizations, and county governments to plan and implement promising practices home visiting services to Minnesota families in need. The goals of the Promising Practices Family Home Visiting program are to:
- Improve and promote parental and child health.
- Enhance positive parenting practices.
- Prevent child abuse and neglect.
- Reduce crime and intimate partner violence.
- Improve family experiences with reunification.
- Promote children's development and readiness to participate in school.
- Connect families to needed community resources and supports.
- Increase family economic self-sufficiency.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to expand access to community-based family home visiting programs for priority and hard to reach populations. Promising Practices programs are needed to explore flexible and non-model approaches to family home visiting program implementation and service delivery. These programs will address some of Minnesota’s greatest disparities related to family home visiting access for hard-to-reach families.
- Announcement Title: Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting
- Questions and Answers: Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional questions regarding this RFP may be emailed to email@example.com. Questions regarding this RFP will be answered starting January 10, 2023. Submit all questions regarding this RFP no later than 5 p.m. CST on Friday, February 17, 2023.
- Project Dates: 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2025
|Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting||Funding Estimates|
|Estimated Amount to Grant||$1.5 million per year|
|Estimated Number of Awards||6-10 awards|
|Estimated Award Maximum||$250,000 per year|
|Estimated Award Minimum||$100,000 per year|
|January 10, 2023||RFP Released|
|January 17, 2023, 1-2 p.m. CST||Informational Meeting|
|January 24, 2023, 10-11 a.m. CST||Informational Meeting|
|January 27, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CST||Letter of Intent Deadline|
|February 17, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CST||Question Submission Deadline|
|February 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m. CST||Application Deadline|
Request for Proposal and Required Forms:
- Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting RFP (PDF)
- Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Overview (PDF)
- Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Letter of Intent Instructions (PDF)
- Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Narrative Instructions (PDF)
- Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Budget Template (Excel)
- Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Workplan Template (Excel)
Letter of Intent and Application submissions must be completed in the Grant Interface: Foundant.
All applicants will need to create an organization account on the Grant Interface portal Foundant if one is not already created. Please create only one account per organization. If multiple users need to access the submissions system for the organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have users added to the organization’s account.
Frequently Asked Questions:
MDH will post a list of questions with responses each week. The last posting will follow the question submission deadline of February 17, 2023.
Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Request for Proposal FAQ - 2/17/23 (PDF)
Call for Community Reviewers
Promising Practices: Family Home Visiting Request for Proposals - 2023
The Family Home Visiting section at MDH is seeking community participants (reviewers, facilitators, and note takers) to participate in the Promising Practices grant review process in February-March 2023. The community review process will support MDH in selecting the best applications for funding in response to the Promising Practices Request for Proposals released on January 10, 2023.
The Promising Practices community review process is an opportunity for participants to:
- Help select the best applicants for funding for this new program to support community-based non-model family home visiting services.
- Select programs to address some of Minnesota’s greatest disparities related to family home visiting access.
- Meet and network with other people who work to eliminate health disparities and advance racial equity.
- Learn more about state grants and how review processes work using an equity lens.
Community Participants will:
- Participate in a two-hour virtual training in February to prepare for the full review session.
- Complete and sign a Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form.
- Review and score approximately 4-6 grant applications using a predetermined score sheet.
- Participate in a 5-6 hour review team meeting in March to discuss each proposal with fellow reviewers and make final recommendations for funding to MDH.
- Receive $300 in stipend for completing the review process (including training, application review, and full review team meeting). Please note that stipends are for community reviewers only and are not available for government employees or reviewers receiving support from their employers to participate.
Please apply by January 27th using the online application form: Promising Practices Grant Review Process Participant Application. If you have questions or need assistance, please send an email to email@example.com.
Past Funding Opportunity
This funding opportunity is closed. The application deadline was June 13, 2022.
Strong Foundations: Evidence-based Home Visiting Request for Proposals (RFP) - Spring 2022
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) seeks proposals from county governments, Tribal Nations, and non-profit organizations to implement and provide evidence-based family home visiting (FHV) services to Minnesota families in need. This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to stabilize and sustain current home visiting programs while supporting start-up implementation of new home visiting programs seeking to address some of Minnesota’s greatest disparities over a five-year period beginning 1/1/2023.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Family Home Visiting
Since 2001, MDH has administered family home visiting services for families at or below 200 percent of poverty and who are at risk for poor maternal and child outcomes. The Minnesota Legislature provides funding of $7,827,300 annually to all local public health departments and tribal nations for services provided under the TANF statute.
- TANF Community Health Board (CHB) Grant Allocation 2021-2023 (PDF)
- TANF Tribal Nations Grant Allocation 2021-2023 (PDF)
- To view guidelines for using TANF funds, go to Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Grant Guidelines (PDF).
Strong Foundations: Evidence-based Family Home Visiting
Since 2023, MDH funds evidence-based home visiting services in county governments, Tribal Nations, and non-profit organizations through the Strong Foundations grant program. Strong Foundations stabilizes and sustains existing home visiting programs while supporting start-up implementation of new home visiting programs seeking to address some of Minnesota’s greatest disparities over a five-year period.
Strong Foundations is funded by multiple sources, including:
Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Federal Grant
The federally funded MIECHV grant targets high-risk families who are most likely to benefit from intensive home visiting services. Awardees are selected based on designation as an at-risk community in a statewide needs assessment.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) State Grant
The state-funded NFP grant provides funds to local public health agencies and tribal nations to create or expand Nurse-Family Partnership programs.
Evidence-based Home Visiting (EBHV) State Grant
The state-funded EBHV grant provides funds to local public health agencies, tribal nations, and non-profit organizations to implement evidence-based home visiting programs.
Resources & Forms for Current Grantees
Family Home Visiting Grant Reporting Requirements
- Budget Modification Form (XLS)
- TANF Budget Revision Form for Multiple Programs (XLS)
- Budget Modification Instructions (PDF)