Multifamily Grant Programs

These are programs administered by Minnesota Housing which provide resources in our work to end homelessness and implement the Olmstead Plan. These pages have program administration and funding application information for existing grantees and new applicants.

Current Grant Opportunities

Minnesota Tribal Nations Planning Grant Request for Proposals

Although Indigenous people experience homelessness at disproportionate rates, it has been difficult for tribal nations to plan programs that would meet local homeless response needs. It has also been difficult for tribal nations to coordinate with neighboring Continuum of Care (CoC) regions and state homeless programs due to the lack of staff capacity. The involvement of tribal nations in various statewide efforts is critical, including Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Coordinated Entry (CE) workgroups; however, there is no designated resource to pay staff to participate and coordinate these collective efforts.

Minnesota Housing is now accepting applications to assist tribal nations in increasing their capacity and planning efforts and to help address racial disparities in housing stability for indigenous households. Up to $100,000 in one-time funding is available for the period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. Minnesota Housing may select up to two applicants, with a maximum award of $50,000 per grantee.

Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribal governments within the state of Minnesota. Preferences will be given to the applicant who demonstrates the following:

  • Collaborative efforts among multiple tribes to address homelessness

  • Experience managing state funding

  • Current participation in statewide homeless efforts, including but not limited to, the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), Coordinated Entry (CE), those associated with the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Application Materials

Application Process

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. CT on Friday, April 30, 2021. Applications must be submitted using the Multifamily Secure Upload Tool. Using the online tool, send items to mhfa.app@state.mn.us. Upload required documents in the original format; do not convert the documents into PDF or other formats except for the signature page of the application. Review the