The Strengthening Rural Communities Program is generously supported by

Nondiscrimination statement

MHP is an equal opportunity provider.

Full statement.

Minnesota Housing Partnership's Request for Technical Assistance Application is now closed. Stay tuned for the next round of applications, for which eligible organizations can apply to receive training, capacity building, technical, and financial assistance to accomplish their affordable housing or community development goals!

Rooted in Minnesota but recognized as a leader nationwide, Our Community Development Team specializes in working with rural communities and tribal entities around the U.S. From innovative planning practices to knowledge of complex federal housing programs, our proven track record of financial and technical expertise gives organizations the ability to build and preserve housing and community assets. With more than 140 years of experience on staff, our providers help build organizational capacity and overcome impediments to the successful planning and implementation of development projects.

Organizations that are either currently engaged in housing and/or community development in rural areas as a primary part of their mission, or that are actively working to build their capacity to complete such projects are eligible to receive assistance. Specifically, eligible entity designations include rural housing development organizations (RHDOs), community development corporations (CDCs), community housing development organizations (CHDOs), local/county governments, and Native Nations. Organizations that have only recently began working in this area are also eligible for support. Unfortunately, state-wide entities are not currently eligible.

MHP conducts a competitive application review process lasting approximately six weeks. MHP will provide confirmation of receipt, and selection results will be provided within forty-five days of the application deadline. Program details and the application link can be found below. MHP is an equal opportunity Technical Assistance Provider. Please contact us should you have any questions or require assistance (including clarification on eligibility) by calling or emailing Harlan Buckalew at 651-925-5536 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MHP was recently awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program. MHP uses HUD RCB funds to implement the Strengthening Rural Communities Program nationwide.


Program Details and Application

Questions?  Contact Harlan Buckalew, Community Development Officer.

Serving Communities Nationwide

Our Work in Action

New Indian Bowl to share and sustain Ojibwe artistry and culture

MHP is working with stakeholders in Wisconsin on the vision and implementation of a new Indian Bowl that will include classrooms, exhibit space, a new performance arena and more. "The Indian Bowl has been the highlight of Lac du Flambeau for decades," Georgine Brown, President of the Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl, explains. "Throughout the years, many families here have been a part of the Indian Bowl shows, making it a renown tourist attraction in the northwoods of Wisconsin. We shared our culture and heritage for all to learn what we as Anishinaabeg were all about. Today, many of these families still enjoy performing the storytelling dances taught to us by our grandfathers and grandmothers. The rebuilding of the Indian Bowl will once again revitalize the community economically as tourist and visitors come to learn and share all our cultural differences." Read the full story.