Homeless Youth Stipend Pilot Program Grant

Applications are now closed.

Grant Program Overview

Partner with Youthprise to increase housing stability for Minnesota’s young adults! Grant applications for the Homeless Youth Stipend Pilot Program are now open. The program implements a “cash plus” model as an intervention strategy that disrupts housing instability among young people.

Youthprise recognizes the power of system-wide collaboration and is seeking partnership with four community-based nonprofit organizations to effectively implement youth-envisioned and -directed services for homeless young adults in the following categories:

  • Health
  • Financial empowerment
  • Daily living
  • Housing navigation
  • Career development
  • Mentorship

In 2022, nearly 10,000 young people ages 18 to 24 years old experienced homelessness in Minnesota, with those identifying as African American, American Indian/Indigenous significantly overrepresented*. The pilot program, which will span 24 months and connect 135 young adults with direct cash stipends and youth-directed support, is one of Youthprise’s initiatives to holistically empower our transitional-aged youth who are experiencing homelessness within Hennepin County, southern St. Louis County and Duluth area, and northern St. Louis County.

Applicants should be able to plan, deliver, and evaluate some, though not all, of the preferred services and are encouraged to connect participating young adults with other relevant community partners. The expense of services will be reimbursed through the grant rate of $11,310 per participant. Applicants are not responsible for paying the actual stipends. This opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status.

Read the full RFP below.

Information Session

Applications are now closed.

Contact Quincy at quincy@youthprise.org for additional inquiries.


*Based on Minnesota’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and research by the Institute of Community Alliances, 2022.
This opportunity is a state-sponsored project through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Office of Economic Opportunity.

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