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Grant to a Minnesota Nonprofit Healthcare Organization
to Host High School and College Interns

Summer Health Care Internship Program

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC)

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11/05/21 11:59 PM CST


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Grant to a Minnesota nonprofit healthcare organization to provide summer internships in health professions for high school and post-high school students. Eligible host 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:

  • Introducing prospective students to careers in health care
  • Increasing Minnesota’s health care workforce through internships and potential health care careers
  • Improving access to care for Minnesota’s diverse populations, which may include those based on age, race/ethnicity, gender, income, geography, education, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disabilities and military/veteran status. 

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Collaboration: Collaboration is encouraged. For summer healthcare internship projects, collaboration with students of secondary and postsecondary summer healthcare interns is required. Successful applicants will be required to work with students within hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, home care providers, provider organizations, and Minnesota Department of Health for reporting measures.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163095

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For the selected grantee, the anticipated date of the contract is January 3, 2022, and the first available quarterly invoice may be submitted March 20, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 144.1464, an eligible applicant must be a statewide, nonprofit organization representing facilities at which secondary and post-secondary summer health care interns will serve.

Ineligible expenses include but are not limited to:
- Fundraising
- Taxes, except sales tax on goods and services
- Lobbyists, political contributions
- Bad debts, late payment fees, finance charges, or contingency funds

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM CST, November 5, 2021

Project Dates
Application due to MDH: November5, 2021
Grant distribution announcement (est.): November 15, 2021
Grant Agreements begin (est.): January 3, 2022

Please submit questions no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time, on October 30, 2021

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

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