Emergency Staffing Pool

The State of Minnesota has a resource to support residential programs experiencing COVID-19 related staffing shortages. Eligible facilities for emergency staffing include:

  • homeless shelters
  • shelters for domestic violence survivors
  • site-based supportive housing programs
  • boarding care
  • board and lodge program

Applicants must certify that they have at least one suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case among staff or guests and that they have already implemented their program’s contingency or crisis staffing plan. Once approved, the staffing firm will try to place temporary employees within 48 hours. Temporary staff can be assigned to the program for up to 14 days. This resource is free to the setting and is paid for by a state contract funded with Federal CARES funding.

Interested in applying? Click here to access the online application

Do you have a questions? Visit the DHS FAQ page or reach out to Elizabeth Dressel – elizabeth.dressel@state.mn.us