Gaps Analysis Current Efforts

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Gaps Analysis Current Efforts

March 8, 2022

This eUpdate shares information about the Gaps Analysis process current activities and opportunities.

Grants for community engagement on home and community-based services needs and gaps for older adults and people with disabilities are now available

A “Quick Call for Proposals” is being issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) inviting community-based organizations to lead targeted engagements that will inform major grants and spending initiatives. The initiatives include capacity building for alternative methods of service delivery, technology access, workforce development, caregiver respite and other support services.  The engagement topic will be how to best expand access to Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for older adults and people with disabilities. 

Authorized by the 2021 Legislature, the grants of up to $50 thousand dollars will help address inequitable systems and disparities faced by underserved communities in need of HCBS services. Organizations are also encouraged to use engagement resources to reach intersectionally diverse populations such as people of color and American Indians with disabilities and LGBTQ people of color and American Indians).

The target audiences for these community focused engagements include:

  • American Indian and indigenous people, inclusive of MN sovereign tribal nations;
  • Asian and Pacific Islander;
  • Black and African-born;
  • LatinX;
  • LGBTQ;
  • Rural and regional centers outside the seven-county metro area

Quick Call proposal applications, contract dollar limits and other details can be found here under reference number PT3751: Professional/Technical Service Contracting Opportunities (

To receive a copy of the complete solicitation, contact: Carol Anthony,

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