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United Way of Olmsted County



United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better (August 25, 2020)

United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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Economic Relief Proposal for Nonprofit Sector (March 21, 2020)

The United Way Worldwide policy team worked with a small group of leading charities to craft an economic relief proposal for the nonprofit sector. More than 100 national charities have signed on and we are getting traction on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. The letter sent to congress is attached.

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United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination (March 16, 2020)

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

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Rochester Nonprofit Consortium





Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health (May 05, 2020)

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health

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Resoruce Guide, County Resources Locator, Legal Assistance Resources, Financial Resources through Propel, Unemployment Insurance Data, HourCar (April 10, 2020)

2020-04-10 Message from Brooke A. Carlson, MA, MPH  Strategist, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium 

Colleagues,

Important resources/opportunities:  
We continue to hold cross-sector planning calls (MWF 3 - 3:45 pm) as well as a weekly call (Weds @ 5 pm) specifically for executive directors to discuss internal challenges. If you'd like to participate in either or if I can support you in any other way, please contact me.
Keep up the exceptional work, everyone.
Brooke
Brooke A. Carlson, MA, MPH
Strategist, Rochester Nonprofit Consortium 
President, North Sky Health Consulting, LLC
brooke@northskyhealth.com
612.387.1183

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Nonprofits needs townhalls with MN Gov. Leaders (April 07, 2020)

There will be two Town Halls with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Senate HHS Chair and Deputy Majority Leader Michelle Benson on issues facing non-profits Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

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Together Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund (April 03, 2020)

(1) Grant Application Now Available for Nonprofits to Apply for Together Fund Grants

(2) Rochester Area Foundation and other community partners announced the creation of a fund called TOGETHER: Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund. Hosted at Rochester Area Foundation, the TOGETHER Fund will award grants to local nonprofits that are experiencing unforeseen challenges due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Rochester Nonprofit Sector Emergency Response Guidance (March 24, 2020)

Rochester Nonprofit Sector Emergency Response Guidance is a collection of resources and information to share with the community. 

*** Channel One's staff is overextended and requests that clients and social service professionals do not call their offices. Instead, please visit Channel One's website for current information food distribution. 

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Emergency Funding Sources for Nonprofits (March 23, 2020)

Emergency funding sources for nonprofits: Community Recovery Fund (MCF), Otto Bremer Trust: Headwaters Foundation for Justice and MCN Updates

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Family Service Rochester

 



Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service (March 27, 2020)

Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

Olmsted County residents who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries can contact Family Service Rochester for help. FSR will match requests with a volunteer to assist with shopping.
Requests can be submitted online at familyservicerochester.org or by calling 507-218-3267 between 9 am – 3 pm. All volunteers have background checks and COVID-19 screening for health and
safety.
 

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Olmsted County

 



Olmsted County Kiosks to increase access to county services and information (August 19, 2021)

 In an effort to help eliminate barriers such as transportation and increase access to Olmsted County services, the county is placing 11 kiosks in various locations across the community.

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COVID-19 Impact Survey and Vaccine Update (February 04, 2021)

(1) Covid-19 Impact Survey (2) Priority groups are set by the Federal government. Each state has set priorities about who gets the vaccine first, based on these recommendations.

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Rochester Community Warming Center (November 14, 2020)

The Rochester Community Warming Center (200/204 4th Street SE in Rochester) is gearing up for the start of its winter season in a larger space.

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County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding (November 13, 2020)

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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COVID Communication Survey (May 01, 2020)

Survey results on COVID communication resources and challenges. The Olmsted County Incident Command Safety Officer is the point of contact for engaging Public Health Technical Specialists in community outreach efforts: COVIDSafetyOfficer@co.olmsted.mn.us

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Food Response (March 24, 2020)

Olmsted County partners with Channel One to help residents with food insecurity during COVID-19

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Diversity Council



CHAP Covid Survey (February 20, 2021)

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info (November 20, 2020)

Inlight of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

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Diversity Council coordinating Conservation Corp teams (November 16, 2020)

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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Rochester Area Foundation

 



ServeMinnesota is quickly moving to respond to the crisis created by COVID-19 (April 14, 2020)

ServeMinnesota is quickly moving to respond to the crisis created by COVID-19 and launching the Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative. They are creating 200+ positions for AmeriCorps members who can be deployed to help organizations serve their communities during this difficult time – particularly in the areas of food insecurity, distance learning, help for older adults, support to help the health care system and more.

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YMCA



Y Childcare for School Age Children of Essential Workers (March 20, 2020)
Governor Tim Walz Announces Partnership with YMCA to Care for School-Age Children of Essential Workers, Register Links and  Y Message about COVID-19 and mission from Glen Gunderson

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MDH

 



COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Community: What You Need to Know (January 26, 2021)

TPT|NOW and five cultural media partners, the MN Department of Health and Wellshare International are producing five culturally specific “top questions/answers” and 30-minute broadcast programs: COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Community: What You Need to Know.

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Mental Health Well-being During COVID (November 19, 2020)

MN Children's Cabinet Info and Info shared by April Sutor, Family Service Rochester: MDH Shared Resources: Check out MDH websites for resources on mental well-being during COVID. Sites may be updated frequently.

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Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications (April 17, 2020)

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants

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MDH Cultural and Faith Communities Update (March 28, 2020)
(1) 3/28/20 COVID-19 updates include:
  • Status of COVID-19 in Minnesota
  • Governor Walz Issues Stay at Home Order for Minnesotans
  • Governor's #StayHomeMN PSA with Subtitles in 7 Languages
  • Updates on MDH Multilingual Resources for COVID-19
  • City of Minneapolis Cultural Radio Shows Discussing COVID-19
  • Other #StayHomeMN Resources
  • Other Updates
     

(2) 3/12/20  MDH COVID-19 Community Updates on COVID-19 - 3.12.20

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Response Materials in Multiple Languages (March 25, 2020)

Materials and Resources for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

Video PSAs, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19.

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State of MN



Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response (July 13, 2020)

2020-07-13: Following the advice of public health experts, Governor Tim Walz today extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to critical issues stemming from COVID-19. COVID-19 continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to our state. The peacetime emergency has provided us tools to save lives and mitigate the impacts of this pandemic.

In conjunction with this announcement, the Governor signed Executive Orders to protect Minnesotans most at risk from the virus and safeguard workers. The first Executive Order strongly encourages Minnesotans at greatest risk of serious illness to continue staying home. The second Executive Order
ensures workers can raise concerns regarding the safety of their work environments without fear of discrimination or retaliation. It also protects workers from loss of income if they refuse to work under unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
Following the guidance of public health officials, the Governor today announced a preliminary set of health indicators that could trigger a decision to re-impose restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. These indicators will be refined over time as we learn more about the virus and the course of the
pandemic in Minnesota.  

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April news: Tech access, COVID website, 9.8M for Child Care Support, Homemade masks to congregate care facilities Worthington Plant Closure, National Volunteer Week, Community Resiliency and Recovery Workgroup, Outdoor Recreation, Mental Health (April 25, 2020)

2020-04-24: 

New website, Department of Employment and Economic Development began sending assistance to self-employed people and independent contractors under the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Technology for students

2020-04-19

  • 9.8M for Child Care Support,
  • Homemade masks to congregate care facilities
  • Worthington Plant Closure
  • National Volunteer Week

2020-04-17

  • Community Resiliency and Recovery Workgroup
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Mental Health

2020-04-14

Today, Governor Walz emphasized his support for a series of proposals moving through the legislature to help Minnesotans weather COVID-19. The proposals will ensure that Minnesotans will be able to use Medicaid and MinnesotaCare to receive care at temporary COVID-19 care sites; allow anyone who is uninsured to be eligible for medical assistance coverage; and clarify that telephone care is telemedicine, streamlining remote visits for Minnesotans.

2020-04-13

Today, Governor Tim Walz extended Minnesota's peace time emergency in Minnesota for 30 days. A peace time emergency allows Minnesota to convene many of the public health and economic relief measures it has implemented to help Minnesotans weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Minnesota's actions have saved lives, but the threat of COVID-19 remains,” said Governor Walz. “The
next stages of this pandemic are going to challenge us – an extension of Minnesota’s peace
time emergency will allow us to protect Minnesotans’ health and well being and continue to respond effectively to this rapidly-evolving situation.”

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MN DEED



Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (March 30, 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance team members are processing more applications for unemployment benefits than ever before. It is our top priority to process applications efficiently and effectively, and to ensure that we can deliver for Minnesotans in this time of need.

To ensure our system can handle the increased activity we are experiencing, we are asking that *new* unemployment insurance applicants apply online on an assigned day, based on your social security number (SSN).

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below to learn when you are scheduled to apply. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day - or on Thursday or Friday if you missed your assigned day.

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U.S. SBA Disaster Loans Available (March 22, 2020)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans now available

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in our economy, but we know small businesses have been particularly hard hit. That’s why Governor Walz requested an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration from the SBA earlier this week.

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MDH

  



Discrimination Helpline (April 06, 2020)

This toll-free helpline reinforces the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to our Department.

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Pinned Covid News

 

Project HEALINGS of MN (Health Education and Adult Learning Incorporated with Navigation of Government Systems) : Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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City of Rochester, MN : City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Diversity Council : CHAP Covid Survey

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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Minnesota Department of Health : Mental Health Well-being During COVID

MN Children's Cabinet Info and Info shared by April Sutor, Family Service Rochester: MDH Shared Resources: Check out MDH websites for resources on mental well-being during COVID. Sites may be updated frequently.

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) : Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce : Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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Non-profit Consortium Buildout : Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health

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Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) : COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

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State of Minnesota : April news: Tech access, COVID website, 9.8M for Child Care Support, Homemade masks to congregate care facilities Worthington Plant Closure, National Volunteer Week, Community Resiliency and Recovery Workgroup, Outdoor Recreation, Mental Health

2020-04-24: 

New website, Department of Employment and Economic Development began sending assistance to self-employed people and independent contractors under the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Technology for students

2020-04-19

  • 9.8M for Child Care Support,
  • Homemade masks to congregate care facilities
  • Worthington Plant Closure
  • National Volunteer Week

2020-04-17

  • Community Resiliency and Recovery Workgroup
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Mental Health

2020-04-14

Today, Governor Walz emphasized his support for a series of proposals moving through the legislature to help Minnesotans weather COVID-19. The proposals will ensure that Minnesotans will be able to use Medicaid and MinnesotaCare to receive care at temporary COVID-19 care sites; allow anyone who is uninsured to be eligible for medical assistance coverage; and clarify that telephone care is telemedicine, streamlining remote visits for Minnesotans.

2020-04-13

Today, Governor Tim Walz extended Minnesota's peace time emergency in Minnesota for 30 days. A peace time emergency allows Minnesota to convene many of the public health and economic relief measures it has implemented to help Minnesotans weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Minnesota's actions have saved lives, but the threat of COVID-19 remains,” said Governor Walz. “The
next stages of this pandemic are going to challenge us – an extension of Minnesota’s peace
time emergency will allow us to protect Minnesotans’ health and well being and continue to respond effectively to this rapidly-evolving situation.”

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August 20, 2021: Project HEALINGS of MN (Health Education and Adult Learning Incorporated with Navigation of Government Systems)

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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August 19, 2021: County of Olmsted, MN

 In an effort to help eliminate barriers such as transportation and increase access to Olmsted County services, the county is placing 11 kiosks in various locations across the community.

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August 18, 2021: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

The Greater Minnesota Get-Back-Together: MN State Fair 

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March 07, 2021: City of Rochester, MN

(1) Study Session (2) Covid Impact  (3) Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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February 20, 2021: Diversity Council

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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January 26, 2021: Minnesota Department of Health

TPT|NOW and five cultural media partners, the MN Department of Health and Wellshare International are producing five culturally specific “top questions/answers” and 30-minute broadcast programs: COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Community: What You Need to Know.

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November 16, 2020: Diversity Council

Diversity Council is coordinating an ask to the City of Rochester for Conservation Funds.  

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November 13, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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