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Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Tribes to Increase Access to Health Care

Navigator Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Minnesota

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/24/22 1:00 PM CT Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, and tribal entities to improve access to health care. The purpose of this grant program is to increase the number of state residents who are covered by health insurance. Target populations include residents that experience difficulties in enrolling in and maintaining health insurance coverage.

MNsure is seeking applicants who can achieve the goals of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Navigator Grant Program:

  • Support a professional workforce of navigators, with a focus on experience and year-round commitment to providing application and renewal assistance.
  • Ensuring there are navigator agencies representing populations experiencing the highest uninsured rates, the most significant health disparities and the greatest barriers to enrollment.
  • Utilization of demonstrated methods of outreach to the uninsured, underinsured or those transitioning between coverage.

This solicitation will support grants that:

  • Identify a population or populations experiencing lower rates of insurance, barriers to enrollment or disparities in health outcomes.
  • Set objectives for connecting the identified population with public or private health insurance coverage and collect data to measure progress towards those objectives.
  • Dedicate certified staff at least half-time to navigator duties year-round so they can provide comprehensive support to consumers in all aspects of the process of applying for and maintaining coverage, including submitting applications, responding to notices, reporting changes and completing renewals.
  • Identify specific in-reach and outreach methods for reaching the population, leveraging existing community connections and outreach capacity.
  • Collaborate with MNsure on education, outreach, enrollment event and referral opportunities.
  • Dedicate adequate staff to support grant administration, data collection and collaboration with MNsure.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Public, tribal, private for-profit and nonprofit entities are eligible to respond to this RFP. Individuals are not eligible to apply for MNsure grant funding and cannot submit proposals in response to this RFP.

Each grant award will go to single organizations (that is, each grant award under this grants program will be awarded to one organization, either as a standalone grantee or as a lead grantee, not split by MNsure between two or several organizations). Multiple grants will be awarded (each going to a single organization). An individual entity can only receive grant funds from one grant.

For a list of unallowable expenses, see the following link:

Pre-Proposal Conference
MNsure will hold an applicant webinar at 1 p.m. Central time on February 10, 2022. To participate in the webinar, go to this link:

Written responses to questions asked during the webinar will be posted on the MNsure Assister Funding Opportunities webpage by March 11, 2022.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be received on or before 1 p.m. Central time on March 24, 2022.

- February 3, 2022: RFP released by 4 p.m. Central time
- February 10, 2022: Applicant webinar held at 1 p.m. Central time
- February 24, 2022: Questions due by 3 p.m. Central time
- March 11, 2022: Answers to questions posted to the MNsure Assister Funding Opportunities webpage on or before this date
- March 24, 2022: RFP responses due by 1 p.m. Central time

Generally, grantees will be reimbursed for work completed on a monthly basis.

Recording of applicant webinar:

Recording of 2022 BECI applicant webinar:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract
The project period is from July 1, 2022, until June 30, 2023. At MNsure’s sole discretion grant contracts may be extended for an additional year, not to exceed a total contract term of two years.

Contact Information
Apply online:

All questions must be emailed to

MNsure Contact Center: 651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities)
Regular hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mailing Address:
PO Box 64253
St. Paul, MN 55164-0253

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