MN Transition Coalition News - December 11, 2023

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“Our commitment is to engage with community partners to increase access to resources, programs and services that people impacted by incarceration may need in order to thrive in communities and reduce individual risk.”    – Kelley Heifort, DOC Director of Reentry Services

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NEAR - North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response


What Services Does NEAR Provide?

Thanksgiving & Christmas Food

Holiday Toy Distribution



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Find out what everyone is talking about - attend a virtual Transition Coalition Meeting!

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Wednesday, Dec 13th - 10:30am, Bemidji Transition Coalition - click HERE

Wednesday, Dec 13th - 1:00pm, Duluth Transition Coalition - click HERE

Wednesday, Dec 20th - 1:00pm, Southeast Transition Coalition - click HERE

Thursday, January 4th - 11:00am, Mid-MN Transition Coalition - click HERE


Funding Opportunities


Request for Proposals / Department of Corrections (



Temporary Housing Grant Program

Fiscal Year 2025-26

 RFP Release Date, December 12, 2023

The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC), Grants and Subsidies Unit announces the availability of funds to provide a Temporary Housing Grant Program for high-risk justice-involved individuals on intensive supervised release status. The housing is accessible to male individuals under the authority of the Commissioner of Corrections who lack housing resources upon their release from the Minnesota State Correctional Facilities.  

The funds available are $467,000 for each fiscal year 2025 and 2026. The grant will be for a 24-month period, from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026. Private, for-profit, and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply for these funds.

The deadline for proposal submission is 12:00 PM January 23, 2024

Rubina Khan

Minnesota Department of Corrections


Phone Number: 651-363-4392



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