COVID–19 Response Funding
Updated: April 14, 2020, 11:00 p.m.
In March, the Minnesota Legislature approved $200 million for health care grants to support costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 outbreak.
- The $150 million COVID–19 Health Care Response Grant is intended to cover costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 outbreak. These funds will be awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process; applicants will submit responses via an online application. The RFP and application for this grant program are available beginning April 14.
- The $50 million COVID–19 Response Grant for Short Term Emergency Funding was available on an emergency basis to provide cash flow relief to health care organizations to cover their highest priority needs. This grant is now closed. View the COVID–19 Short Term Emergency Funding webpage for a list of organizations that received funding through this program. MDH Press Release, April 8.
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID–19 Response Funding
Frequently asked questions about the COVID–19 Response Funding are added to the COVID–19 Response Funding FAQ webpage as they become available.
- If you have questions about the application process, email: COVIDgrantapplication.MDH@state.mn.us
- If you have questions about the COVID-19 Response Funding, email: COVIDgrantinfo.MDH@state.mn.us
Up–to–date COVID–19 guidance for all Minnesotans can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html) website.