St. Louis County seeks proposals to assist with mental health, youth substance abuse and food insecurity

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Public Health & Human Services Dept. • 320 West Second Street, Suite 605 • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2096 •

Linnea Mirsch




August 5, 2020

CONTACT: Ryan Bauers, Organization Development Specialist



St. Louis County seeks proposals to assist with mental health, youth substance abuse and food insecurity

When the Community Health Assessment was completed for St. Louis County in 2019, it identified three priority areas for focus: mental health, youth substance abuse, and food insecurity. St. Louis County Public Health is now seeking proposals from community-based organizations within St. Louis County to help address these areas, and is offering funding support for a year of $20,000 to $100,000 for projects or initiatives that directly address one or more of those health priorities.


To qualify, a project or initiative does not have to be new but does need to be innovative and prevention-focused. It must clearly demonstrate how it will support and serve individuals affected by one or more of the community health priorities:

  • Promoting mental wellness and increasing mental health support.
  • Developing initiatives and/or programs to curb youth substance abuse.
  • Developing initiatives and/or programs to address food insecurity.

Projects must take place within St. Louis County and serve residents within St. Louis County, and take place between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021.


"So much of our focus has shifted to the pandemic these last few months, but we can't forget there are still many other community health priorities," said Public Health Division Director Amy Westbrook. "Much of the work we do is in partnership with organizations and agencies across the county, and this is another example of how we can work together to promote healthy communities in St. Louis County”


Full details on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found online at The deadline to submit a proposal is August 30, 2020.