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Posted: 2017-11-28
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Press Release

RELEASE: DHS Seeking Proposals for Mental Health Innovation Grants


Lakeville – The Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking proposals from eligible applicants for grant funding to implement programs that improve accessibility and quality of community-based, outpatient mental health service for adults. The purpose of the grant is to expedite the optimal care for persons with mental illness while freeing up capacity to serve people that truly need hospital level of care. 

"We must find a way to help people with mental disabilities to live their lives to the fullest extent possible," said Rep. Roz Peterson, R-Lakeville. "Improving the quality of life for people with mental disabilities and allowing them to live as independently as possible is a goal we all share. I hope all providers and interested parties will come to the table with their best ideas as it is time to put our best ideas forward to help those in need."

This grant was established by a provision included in the Health and Human Services bill passed during the 2017 Special Session that was authored by Rep. Peterson. 

"I am looking forward to seeing a number of innovative ideas to coordinate with our health care system to address the current mental health crisis," added Peterson.

Half the grant funds will be awarded to eligible applications in the metro and half will be awarded to applications outside the metro. The proposal request can be viewed in full here

All proposals must be submitted by 4:00 pm on January 8, 2018.

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