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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Seeks Applications for Human Services Funding

The City of Edina’s Human Services Task Force seeks proposals for 2020-2021 human services funding. This funding is open to human services agencies and organizations that address an immediate basic human need (i.e., elements required for survival and normal/healthy mental and physical health, such as food, water, shelter, protection from environmental threats, and supportive services to assist with activities of daily living) for residents of Edina.

The Human Services Task Force, made up of members of Edina’s advisory boards and commissions, will make recommendations on agencies and organizations in need of funding to the Edina City Council. The Task Force meets every two years, corresponding with the City’s two-year budget cycle. The City will fund the selected organizations for two years. Organizations need not be based in Edina, but their service area must include Edina residents. Previous recipients have included the Normandale Center, VEAP, Oasis for Youth, Beacon Interfaith, Cornerstone Advocacy Service and Senior Community Services.

“Since our founding in 1998, the Normandale Center for Healing & Wholeness has been directly serving seniors in our community,” said Normandale Center Executive Director Jennifer Monroe. “We would not be able to provide these needed services without the generosity of [this financial award].”

Human services providers may submit proposals for funding of their services, indicating how they intend to meet the needs of Edina residents. Select applicants will be invited to a task force meeting 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 to make short presentations supporting their funding requests. At the hearing, applicants will introduce their organizations and briefly share how they serve the Edina population, how the requested funds will be spent and what other sources of funding the organization expects to receive.

Requests and proposals for 2020-2021 funding are due 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. For more information or to request an application, contact City Management Fellow Casey Casella at 952-826-0429 or ccasella@EdinaMN.gov or visit EdinaMN.gov/HS.

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