Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
12/06/19 4:30 PM CST
Grant to a Minnesota nonprofit health care organization to host summer internships in the health professions for high school and post-high school students. Eligible organizations include hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, and home care providers. The aim of the program is to introduce prospective students to careers in health care in order to expand the State's healthcare workforce.
Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1464 authorizes the Commissioner of Health to contract with a nonprofit organization representing facilities at which secondary and postsecondary summer health care interns will serve. This organization will award grants to establish or expand a secondary and postsecondary summer health care intern program. The purpose of the program is to expose interested secondary and postsecondary students to various careers within the health care profession.
Health Equity Priorities: The Policy on Rating Criteria for Competitive Grant Review establishes the expectation that grant programs intentionally identify how the grant serves diverse populations, especially populations experiencing inequities and/or disparities.
Grant Program Priorities: An aging health care workforce is leading to health care workforce shortages in Minnesota, as the demand for health care services is expanding. Shortages are occurring across many professions, affecting multiple sectors in the health care industry throughout Minnesota. Workforce shortages are leading to decreases in access to care. The Summer Health Care Internship Program seeks to address shortages by introducing secondary and postsecondary students to careers in health care. Summer internships foster interest in pursuing a health care career, increasing the likelihood interns will expand the pipeline for Minnesota’s health care workforce.
Grant outcomes will include:
Eligible Projects: For details, see https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/ruralhealth/funding/grants/docs/shciprfp.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 163095
For the selected grantee, the anticipated date of the contract is January 2, 2020, and the first available quarterly invoice may be submitted March 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit questions no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time, on November 25, 2019 to:
Golden Rule Building, Suite 220
85 E. 7th Place
St. Paul, MN 55101
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