The Minnesota Department of Health (“State”) is issuing a request for proposals to aid the State in communicating with and engaging communities most impacted by inequities around COVID-19 messaging. The goal of this funding is to increase community understanding of and engagement around COVID-19 and community recovery among residents of Minnesota and the 11 Tribal Nations that share its geography – particularly residents from communities of color, American Indian residents, LGBTQ residents, residents with disabilities, and residents with limited English proficiency.
This grant will serve:
Grant outcomes will include:
Successful applicants will propose a plan to aid the state in this effort through the use of diverse media strategies, community engagement and outreach strategies, or a combination of both. All strategies must be tailored to the specific communities reached by the applicant (e.g., culturally relevant, linguistically appropriate, accessible, etc.). Grantees may share messaging and media content produced by the State, adapt those messages for their target audience, and/or create and disseminate their own culturally relevant content.
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