Funding Available for Homework Starts with Home

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Minnesota Housing and the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness are pleased to announce the anticipated availability of funds for the Homework Starts with Home program. This initiative will support collaborative efforts between schools, housing organizations, and local governments to identify, engage, and stabilize students experiencing homelessness and their families. Minnesota Housing will allocate up to $3.5 million in Housing Trust Fund resources and up to $400,000 in Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program funds.  An additional $250,000 will be made available by the Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative.

The Partners believe that schools and school districts; local, county and tribal governments; housing agencies; philanthropic and community-based organizations; faith-based organizations; associations and trade groups; the business sector; and other partners all have roles to play in ending student homelessness. This RFP specifically requests collaborative responses from multiple organizations or entities operating within the same geographic area, each of which are named as collaborators on a single Application. For more details about eligible applicants and collaborators, please see the RFP Application Instructions.

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018.

An information session about the RFP and application process will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Central at Minnesota Housing, located at 400 Wabasha Street, Suite 400, Treasure Island Center Building, Saint Paul, MN 55102. The session will also be available over web- and tele-conference. To register for this session and for details about participating remotely, please send an email to hswh.mde@state.mn.us or call 651.582.8511 by Thursday, April 26, 2018.

For more information and application materials, visit https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/home/

Questions? Contact Diane Elias at 651.284.3176 or diane.elias@state.mn.us.