Request for Technical Assistance
Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) is seeking Requests for Technical Assistance from Rural Housing Development Organizations (RHDOs), Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments, and Tribal Governments. MHP's Strengthening Rural Communities Program staff works with your staff to meet community challenges by engaging and facilitating discussions to address community development needs, determine strategic solutions and implement action steps through a collaborative process.

In order to better understand your community's needs, please fill out this application as the first step to receiving MHP capacity building assistance.

Applications for Technical Assistance may be submitted at any time but will only be reviewed on a quarterly basis (December, March, June, September). Applicants will be contacted within 30 days after the end of each quarterly review. MHPs ability to accept new Technical Assistance applications is dependent upon funding and capacity. All applications will be evaluated and scored based on MHP's current capacity building priorities including; community demographics, targeted populations, demonstrated need for the project, and project readiness. Preference will be given to beneficiaries located in/serving underserved or priority areas including: locally designated community development target areas; economically distressed areas as defined by the Economic Development Administration (EDA); Promise Zones; and/or HUD Preferred Sustainability Status Communities.

MHP will review applications within 30 days after the quarterly deadline, including potential phone outreach to clarify any information provided by the applicant. The applicant will then be notified if they are moving to the next step which is an on-site visit from MHP. After the site visit, if selected for Technical Assistance, MHP will enter into a written memorandum of understanding outlining both MHP’s and the applicant’s responsibilities and contributions.

For more information on the Strengthening Rural Communities check out our website at

Before you begin - please respond to the questions below.
Applicant organizations need to be located in a rural area. If your answer to either question is no, then please continue with completing and submitting your application. If the answer to both questions is yes, then your organization does not meet the requirement as a "rural" entity and is not eligible for assistance under this program.
Is your organization's office located inside an Urbanized Area? *
You can find that information at this link:
If you answered "yes" to the question above then, do any of the cities or towns in that Urbanized Area contain populations more than 50,000 (as of 2010 census) *
For example: the City of Mankato MN is located in an Urbanized Area, however each of three of the towns that make up the UA have less than 50,000 in population.
Development Organization Description
Please check any of the boxes below that apply to your organization.
Part 1 - Organizational Information
Point of Contact: Name (Last, First) *
Smith, Jane
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Point of Contact: Title
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Point of Contact: Phone Number *
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Organization Name *
Happyville Economic Development Authority
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Type of Company *
Non-Profit, Corporation, Government, Sole-Proprietorship
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip *
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Tax ID Number *
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DUNS Number
In order to receive financial assistance through MHP, an organization must obtain a DUNs number and be registered at prior to the award. For more information on how to obtain a DUN, please go to
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Has the organization or does the organization intend to submit an application directly to HUD/USDA for technical assistance funds? *
Before you go to the next's how to edit your application.
Once the you have filled in the required fields (those with a red asterisk), please continue to the END of the application. Submit the application and on the next screen you will be provided with a link labelled "Edit your response". Click on the link and bookmark that page. By selecting the bookmark, you will be able to return to your application to make additions or changes.
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