Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) - Economic Assistance and Employment Supports Division - Resettlement Programs Office
06/21/19 4:00 PM CT Receipt
Grant to a Twin Cities metropolitan area, Minnesota service agency or consortium of agencies to provide employment assistance to recent immigrants who have been granted humanitarian protection status. This includes human trafficking victims, refugees, Haitian and Cuban entrants, individuals seeking asylum, or those with a special immigrant visa. To support the values of partnership and collaboration, consortium proposals are strongly preferred (i.e., one response should be submitted by the agency that will serve as the fiscal agent on behalf of all partners).
This announcement seeks services within the Twin Cities Metro Area, which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.
Each Resettlement Network is comprised of four service components:
1. Family Support Services:
- Family Assisters work with families to resolve immediate needs and connect them to a wide array of community resources.
- Family Coaches provide longer-term support and utilize a Check and Connect model to support progress towards multi-step academic and career/vocational goals for students, youth or adults.
2. Immigration Services help people to apply for work authorization and progress on a path to become U.S. Citizens.
3. Employment Placement Services assist people to secure and maintain employment and job upgrades.
4. Community Orientation Workshops provide education about integration topics encountered during the first 5 years in the U.S., such as employment readiness, how to utilize public transit, financial literacy, navigating the public education system, understanding healthcare in the U.S., buying a home, ways to volunteer and get involved in your new community, and other relevant topics identified by community partners.
Funded providers are required to implement the following service elements as a part of service provision:
1. Family Wellbeing Inventory:
- Standardized tool to identify needs and service connections.
- Completed at the first point of contact within the network and updated every 3-6 months.
2. Network Connections
- Upon completion of the Family Wellbeing Inventory, providers make connections to the appropriate network resources for the needs identified.
3. Centralized Service Documentation:
- Agencies use the Minnesota Refugee Information System (MRIS) to complete Family Wellbeing Inventories and to track service outputs and outcomes. Information in MRIS will help identify service needs, support coordinated service delivery, and measure changes in family wellbeing over time.
4. Mobile Services Offered at Network-identified Service Hubs:
- Specialized services (Immigration, Employment, Community Orientation, and Family Coaches) offered at Hub locations or locations most accessible to the participant
For an overview of the scope of work, see the RFP: https://mn.gov/dhs/assets/2019-rfp-027rv-6-21-SecureEmployment-4-24_tcm1053-381875.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 185851
One provider or consortium of providers will be selected.
Estimated Award Amount: $500,000 per year. This may be increased after one year, based on availability of funds and contract performance.
The contract term will be two years, from October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2021, subject to the availability of funds.
Contract may be extended for an additional two years, at discretion of State.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If E-mailing, address to:
Subject line: “EMPLOYMENT GRANT PROPOSAL, Agency Name”
If delivering, address and deliver to:
Attention: Seble Doble,
EMPLOYMENT GRANT PROPOSAL
MN Department of Human Services
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-0951
If mailing, address to:
Attention: Seble Doble,
EMPLOYMENT GRANT PROPOSAL
PO Box 64951
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0951
All questions must be addressed to:
Rachele.King@state.mn.us with the subject line “PROPOSAL QUESTION -EMPLOYMENT”
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