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Capacity Building Program

The Capacity Building Program funds activities that build the capacity of organizations and communities to address root causes of housing challenges and create thriving and inclusive communities. Communities most impacted by housing challenges and disparities are experts and key partners in developing solutions to these challenges. We trust organizations and communities to use their knowledge and creativity to develop strategies that work for them.

Over the two-year grant period, selected grantees will use grant funds for one of the following:

  • Organizational Capacity Building
    • Grantee will use funds to build its own capacity to address root causes of housing challenges and housing disparities, build power in communities most impacted by housing challenges and disparities, pilot innovative solutions to housing challenges, and support inclusive and equitable communities.
  • Intermediary Capacity Building
    • Grantee will use funds to build the capacity of others through pass-through grants or technical assistance in the grantee’s area of experience and expertise. The purpose is to develop and strengthen the capacity of communities, stakeholders and organizations operating in the areas of housing planning, community and program development and community engagement.

Application Process

We plan to open the program for Requests for Proposals (RFP) in 2024 for contracts starting in 2024 or 2025. 

For details on the RFP process, read the 2022 Capacity Building Program RFP (for reference only).

Eligible Applicants

  • Tax-exempt nonprofits
  • Tribal governments and Tribal Business Entities
  • Collaborations between two or more entities if at least one participating entity is a tax-exempt nonprofit, Tribal government or Tribal Business Entity and will be designated to enter into contracts with Minnesota Housing

Ineligible Applicants

  • Non-Tribal government entities
  • For-profit businesses

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