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ReCAST Connect Funding

The formation of this resource came from the ReCAST Advisory Team, a team comprised of community members and partner organizations who identified the importance of pinpointing the assets in community and building up the capacity of community cultural healers as well as mental health providers and agencies.

ReCAST Connect Funds are used to increase the capacity of providers for clinical and nonclinical support services, transportation costs, childcare support group facilitation, and participant stipends for attendance for healing circles, venting sessions, mediation circles, drop in support group; trauma informed, yoga, sage burning rituals, Reiki and other forms of healing work focused on the body, individual therapy, family therapy, and community healing activities or events.

As a mental and behavioral health clinician, faith-based leader or community cultural healer, we encourage you to consider placement on the Minneapolis ReCAST Connect provider map.

Services offered in community should be aimed towards youth, their families, and residents seeking resources after a traumatic event or for long term care. The services provided should improve behavioral health outcomes, reduce trauma, and support community change for more racially equitable outcomes.  

Application Process

ReCAST will be accepting applications twice per year. Individuals without liability insurance can apply for up to $2,500. Organizations with liability insurance can apply for up to $5,000. Applications for this round of funding are due on February 15, 2019. Once the application has been approved, applicants will be notified of training requirements by February 20, 2019. Approved applicants will be required to attend training, sign a memorandum of understanding, become a vendor with the City, submit receipts and a reporting form detailing their activities and expenses prior to submitting an invoice. Application for ReCAST Connect Funding.

ReCAST Minneapolis has partnered with MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute to provide ReCAST Connect providers with concrete education and skills on the following:  

Training will be conducted two times between March and September 2019 and is mandatory for receiving ReCAST Connect Funding.  All participants who complete the training will be able to submit for CEUs in their perspective fields. The training is free. If applicants have previously completed the START training, please contact [email protected] and another training will be offered. 

Priority funding will be given to providers located and or offering services in the identified ReCAST neighborhoods: Folwell, Harrison, Hawthorne, Jordan, McKinley, Near North, Sumner Glenwood, Webber Camden, Willard Hay, Bryant, Cedar Riverside, Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Elliot Park, Longfellow, Midtown Phillips, Phillips West, Powderhorn, Seward and Ventura Village.  

Connect Funds Toolkit

Funding Restrictions - Please Read

SAMHSA, ReCAST Minneapolis grant funds must be used for purposes supported by the program and cannot be used for any of the following:

  • Pay for any lease.   
  • Pay for food, other than light snacks, not to exceed $3.00 per person.
  • Pay for housing other than residential mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.  
  • Provide services to incarcerated populations (defined as those persons in jail, prison, detention facilities, or in custody where they are not free to move about in the community).  
  • Pay for the purchase or construction of any building or structure to house any part of the program.  (Applicants may request up to $75,000 for renovations and alterations of existing facilities, if necessary and appropriate to the project.)  
  • Provide residential or outpatient treatment services when the facility has not yet been acquired, sited, approved, and met all requirements for human habitation and services provision.  (Expansion or enhancement of existing residential services is permissible.)  
  • Provide inpatient treatment or hospital-based detoxification services.  Residential services are not considered to be inpatient or hospital-based services.  
  • Pay for unallowable costs (e.g., meals, sporting events, entertainment, artistic performances). Only allowable costs associated with the use of federal funds are permitted to fund evidence-based practices (EBPs). Other sources of funds may be used for unallowable costs (e.g., meals, sporting events, entertainment).  Other support is defined as funds or resources, whether federal, non-federal, or institutional, in direct support of activities through fellowships, gifts, prizes, or in-kind contributions. 
  • Make direct payments to individuals to induce them to enter prevention or treatment services. However, SAMHSA discretionary grant funds may be used for non-clinical support services (e.g., bus tokens, child care) designed to improve access to and retention in prevention and treatment programs. 
  • Make direct payments to individuals to encourage attendance and/or attainment of prevention or treatment goals.  However, SAMHSA discretionary grant funds may be used for non-cash incentives of up to $30 to encourage attendance and/or attainment of prevention or treatment goals when the incentives are built into the program design and when the incentives are the minimum amount that is deemed necessary to meet program goals.  SAMHSA policy allows an individual participant to receive more than one incentive over the course of the program.  However, non-cash incentives should be limited to the minimum number of times deemed necessary to achieve program outcomes.  A grantee or treatment or prevention provider may also provide up to $30 cash or equivalent (coupons, bus tokens, gifts, child care, and vouchers) to individuals as incentives to participate in required data collection follow up.  This amount may be paid for participation in each required interview.
  • Distribute sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.  
  • Pay for medicines for HIV antiretroviral therapy, sexually transmitted diseases (STD)/sexually transmitted illnesses (STI), TB, and hepatitis B and C, or for psychotropic drugs. 


Last updated Feb 1, 2019



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