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Currently Available Resources
- Shelter Outbreak Federal Fiscal Recovery Funds are available to support active outbreak response in shelters and other temporary congregates settings. Visit this page to apply for outbreak response funds.
- The Emergency Staffing Pool through the Department of Human Services (DHS) is available again to support residential programs experiencing severe staffing shortages. Settings must show that they have exhausted all other measure to identify staff and are in danger of closure or placing residents in situations with unsafe staffing levels. Eligible facilities for emergency staffing include: homeless shelters, shelters for domestic violence survivors, site-based supportive housing programs, boarding care, and board and lodge programs. Once approved, the staffing firm will work to place temporary employees at your site. Temporary staff can be assigned to the program for up to 21 days at no cost to the site. Access the online application here. If you have any questions, visit the DHS FAQ page or reach out to Elizabeth Dressel, email@example.com.
- Apply for funding for vaccine Incentives – The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) has received funding from the Office of Economic Opportunity to continue its COVID-19 vaccination incentives and education for people experiencing homelessness. Organizations can apply to use these funds for a variety of activities including cash incentives, gift cards, raffles, food, the production of marketing and educational materials, and covering staff time related to COVID-19 vaccination efforts. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Josh Leopold (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Goze (email@example.com).
Learn more about American Rescue Plan Funding
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change our collective trajectory on responding to homelessness. Here are some ways that you can learn more about these opportunities and get engaged in state and local decisions about how these funds are deployed:
- National Alliance to End Homelessness Resource Series: Using COVID-19 Federal Funding to End Homelessness outline core principles and priorities for this funding and includes recorded webinars that explore ways to use the new resources strategically and a funding summary chart of the ARP resources that can support people experiencing homelessness.
- The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’ Guide to American Rescue Plan Funding describes Federal funding sources that support people experiencing homelessness.
- Learn more about the HOME-ARP funds at the HUD HOME-ARP websit and Minnesota Housing HOME-ARP website.
- Local jurisdictions were awarded local Federal Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF), HOME-ARP, and emergency rental assistance funds. Check out what local jurisdictions in Minnesota were allocated. Each jurisdiction will determine how it allocates funding within the allowable purposes of each funding source.
Rental Assistance Programs
- COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program – This is a federally funded rental assistance program run by Minnesota Housing. RentHelpMN is no longer accepting new applications.
- RentHelpMN Dashboard – Provides summary data on applications that have been submitted.
- Local rental assistance programs
- Eviction moratorium – Visit Minnesota Housing’s website to read frequently asked questions and answers about the evictions off-ramp timeline.
Currently Funded Entities
If you are currently being funded by DHS’ Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), there are reporting requirements that you need to complete. Click here for the reporting requirements page to access the reporting documents and budget revision forms.
- Department of Human Services Outcomes of Select COVID-19 Funding for People Experiencing Homelessness
- Visit the Archived State and Federal Funding information page to find older funding information on the CARES Act and Economic Impact Payments
- 2020 Point in Time (PIT) Council Statewide Summary