Funding and Grants Management

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.

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Funding Opportunities

There are no funding announcements at this time.

Current Award Funding

Family Home Visiting Program (TANF)

Since state fiscal year 2001, the Minnesota Legislature has authorized MDH to administer 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 statute.

Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Grants for CHBs

The federally funded Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, administered through MDH, targets high-risk families who are most likely to benefit from intensive home visiting services. In 2017, $14.6 million was provided to 13 grantees to provide evidence based home visiting services from March 2017 to September 30, 2019. Awardees were selected based on designation as an at-risk community in a statewide needs assessment.

Evidence Based Home Visiting (EBHV) Grants

In 2017, the MN Legislature appropriated $6 million per year in state fiscal years 2018 and 2019 ($12 million total) and $16.5 million per year starting in state fiscal year 2020. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) distributed the new state funding for evidence based home visiting services in three phases. Information about grantees in each phase are below.

Phase 1 (October 2017 – September 2019) $4.86 million was awarded beginning in October 2017 to five grantees that were scheduled to lose funding due to federal MIECHV reductions. Phase 1 allowed MDH to continue home visiting services to families who were receiving home visiting services and to sustain critical home visiting infrastructure in out-state MN.

Phase 2 (May 2018 – December 2022) involved a release of a competitive request for proposals for start-up or expansion of evidence based home visiting services. Community Health Boards, tribal nations, and non-profits were eligible to apply. A little over $25 million was awarded to 12 grantees for implementation grants and 4 grantees for planning grants.

Phase 3 (May 2019 – December 2022) included awards totaling $32 million to 24 grantees through a request for proposals.

Information about grantees in each phase:

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Grant Allocations

The 2015 Minnesota Legislature authorized $575,000 in State Fiscal Year 2016, and $2,000,000 in State Fiscal Year 2017 and thereafter, to provide grants to local public health agencies and tribal nations to create or expand Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) programs.

Updated Tuesday, 21-Sep-2021 15:18:02 CDT