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Posted on: April 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] New family home visiting grants to improve lives, save money in Wright County and across state

On April 18, 2019 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced a new round of grant funding that will help local partners offer new or expanded home visiting services in 22 counties, three tribal nations and 13 non-profit agencies.

The new round of grants authorized by the 2017 Legislature includes $32.2 million in state funds for the grant period from May 2019 to December 2022 to support family home visiting – a proven way to benefit at-risk children, promote life-long health and reduce the need for future community spending on social programs.

“We want children in every part of Minnesota to have the opportunity to succeed and thrive,” said Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. “The home visits and ongoing support made possible by these grants will help our youngest, most vulnerable children and their families grow up healthy, safe and strong.”

Through a multi-county partnership family home visiting services will be expanded in Benton, Sherburne and Wright counties. This project was awarded $3,318.658 in grant funds for the three-year period.

To read the full news release from the Minnesota Department of Health, click here.

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