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BOARD/COMMISSION:  Community Solutions Advisory Council (July 1, 2023)


Address

PO BOX 64975
St. Paul, MN
55164-0975


Supporting Entity/Enabling Legislation Supported by Department of Health (MDH)

ENABLING LEGISLATION
MN Statutes 145.9285 (Minnesota Laws 2023, Chapter 70, Article 12, Section 18)
Enabled: 07-01-2023 Expires: 07-01-2027
Revisor of Statutes Link

Chair and Contact
CONTACT
Christy Nguyen
(651) 201-5652
  • CHAIR

TITLE
NAME
EMAIL
PHONE
PRIMARY
Contact #2
marisol.chiclana-ayala@state.mn.us
(651) 201-3876
No
Contact
christy.nguyen@state.mn.us
(651) 201-5652
Yes
Membership

(1) three members representing Black Minnesotans of African heritage, one of whom is a parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment;

(2) three members representing Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico, one of whom is a parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment;

(3) three members representing Asian-Pacific Minnesotans with Asian-Pacific heritage, one of whom is a parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment;

(4) three members representing the American Indian community, one of whom is a parent of a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment; and

(5) one member with research or academic expertise in racial equity and healthy child development.

(b) The commissioner must include representation from organizations with expertise in advocacy on behalf of communities of color and Indigenous communities in areas related to the grant program.

(c) At least three of the 13 members appointed under paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), of the advisory council must come from outside the seven-county metropolitan area.

Member Info

COMPENSATION

  • Per Diem: $55.00
  • Other Compensation: Council members will be compensated for their participation and expenses in accordance with Minnesota statues as provided in section 15.059, subdivision 3.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

  • Requires Older Member - no
  • Requires Senate Approval - no
  • Members file campaign finance and disclosure - no

Entity Powers and Duties, Activity Summary

The commissioner, in consultation with the Community Solutions Advisory Council, shall develop a request for proposals for healthy child development grants. In developing the proposals and awarding the grants, the commissioner shall consider building on the capacity of communities to promote child and family well-being and address social determinants of healthy child development. Proposals must focus on increasing racial equity and healthy child development and reducing health disparities experienced by children of color and American Indian children from prenatal to grade 3 and their families.

In awarding the grants, the commissioner shall provide strategic consideration and give priority to proposals from:

(1) organizations or entities led by people of color and serving communities of color;

(2) organizations or entities led by American Indians and serving American Indians, including Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations;

(3) organizations or entities with proposals focused on healthy development from prenatal to grade 3;

(4) organizations or entities with proposals focusing on multigenerational solutions;

(5) organizations or entities located in or with proposals to serve communities located in counties that are moderate to high risk according to the Wilder Research Risk and Reach Report; and

(6) community-based organizations that have historically served communities of color and American Indians and have not traditionally had access to state grant funding.

The advisory council may recommend additional strategic considerations and priorities to the commissioner.

The first round of grants must be awarded no later than April 15, 2024. Grants must be awarded annually thereafter. Grants are awarded for a period of three years.

The commissioner and the advisory council shall ensure that grant money is prioritized and awarded to organizations and entities that are within counties that have a higher proportion of people of color and American Indians than the state average, to the extent possible.

Grantees must report grant program outcomes to the commissioner on the forms and according to the timelines established by the commissioner.

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

The Community Solutions Advisory Council shall:

(1) advise the commissioner on the development of the request for proposals for community solutions healthy child development grants. In advising the commissioner, the council must consider how to build on the capacity of communities to promote child and family well-being and address social determinants of healthy child development;

(2) review responses to requests for proposals and advise the commissioner on the selection of grantees and grant awards;

(3) advise the commissioner on the establishment of a transparent and objective accountability process focused on outcomes the grantees agree to achieve;

(4) advise the commissioner on ongoing oversight and necessary support in the implementation of the program; and

(5) support the commissioner on other racial equity and early childhood grant efforts.

The advisory council shall expire upon expiration or repeal of the healthy childhood development program.


Meeting Information
Meetings typically last: 3-4 hours per meeting
Meeting Frequency: The commissioner must convene meetings of the advisory council at least four times per year.

Meetings are held at:
In accessible metro-area locations, with call-in options.


Fiscal Information
Annual Staff Hours:
Total Appropriations:
Appropriations Description:
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Open Positions (1)
POSITION SEAT AUTHORITY 21-DAY MIN GUARANTEE #SEATS ACTION
Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members Latino/a/x Minnesotan with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico #2 Commissioner of Health 8/1/2023 1 APPLY

NAME POSITION APPLICATION DATE
Dr Mohammed Beshir Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/18/2023
Lolita Davis Carter Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 8/21/2023
Ariane Dent Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 8/9/2023
Mr. Gevonee Ford Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/24/2023
Deeqaifrah Hussein Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/18/2023
Nasra Hussein Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 8/3/2023
Nikole Logan Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 8/3/2023
Kent MAfuta Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 9/27/2023
Desmond Mccloud desmondmccloud88@gmail.com Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/21/2023
Mrs Keshia McMurchie Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/19/2023
Tsion Mekonnen Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/19/2023
Mrs. Kalthoum Mohamed Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/28/2023
Fredrick Nyabera frednyabera@gmail.com Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/18/2023
Clara Sharp Akbar-Bey Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 8/7/2023
Ms. Elizabeth Stephens Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/18/2023
Abdirahman Warmahayye Black Minnesotans of African heritage Members 7/14/2023
Mabel Almiron Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 7/31/2023
Carlos Andrade Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 10/18/2023
Mr Edward Arias Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 7/18/2023
Esther Blevins Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 7/16/2023
Marlyse Blihovde Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 9/27/2023
Monica Ibarra Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 10/14/2023
Jimmy Longoria Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 12/23/2023
Ms. Aida Mejia-Fergen Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 8/3/2023
Roberto Melendez Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 7/25/2023
Alexandra Rodriguez Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 7/24/2023
ST ALPHONSUS CATHOLIC CHURCH Luz Zagal Latino and Latina Minnesotans with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico Members 7/18/2023
Yuan Cheng Asian-Pacific Minnesotans with Asian-Pacific heritage Members 7/20/2023
May Esperanza Losloso Asian-Pacific Minnesotans with Asian-Pacific heritage Members 8/3/2023
Sai Thao Asian-Pacific Minnesotans with Asian-Pacific heritage Members 8/3/2023
Jennifer Greenleaf Members representing the American Indian community 7/28/2023
Lora Horgen Members representing the American Indian community 7/31/2023
marlena jasch Members representing the American Indian community 7/18/2023
Naida Medicine Crow Members representing the American Indian community 8/4/2023
Betty Emarita Member with Research or Academic Expertise in Racial Equity and Healthy Child Development 8/2/2023
Dr. Ruby Nguyen Member with Research or Academic Expertise in Racial Equity and Healthy Child Development 7/19/2023
Dr. Drissa Toure Member with Research or Academic Expertise in Racial Equity and Healthy Child Development 8/7/2023

No pending appointments found.

POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
ACTION
 No Direct Appointments were found.

Current Members (12)
POSITION/SEAT
APPOINTING AUTHORITY
MEMBER NAME
STATUS
TERM END
Asian-Pacific Minnesotan with Asian-Pacific Heritage #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Asian-Pacific Minnesotan with Asian-Pacific Heritage #2
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Asian-Pacific Minnesotan with Asian-Pacific Heritage #3 (Parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment)
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Black Minnesotan of African Heritage #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Black Minnesotan of African Heritage #2
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Black Minnesotan of African Heritage #3 (Parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment)
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Latino/a/x Minnesotan with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Latino/a/x Minnesotan with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico #2
Commissioner of Health
Posted
Latino/a/x Minnesotan with an ethnic heritage from Mexico, a country in Central or South America, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or Puerto Rico #3 (Parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment)
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Member with Research or Academic Expertise in Racial Equity and Healthy Child Development
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Member representing the American Indian community #1
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Member representing the American Indian community #2
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027
Member representing the American Indian community #3 (Parent with a child under the age of eight years at the time of the appointment)
Commissioner of Health
Filled
07/01/2027