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Apply to be on MN’s Behavioral Health Planning Council

DHS is looking to fill 11 open positions for the Behavioral Health Planning Council. Applications will be accepted until Mar. 31, 2023.

Launched in 2017, the Minnesota Behavioral Health Planning Council is an integrated mental health and substance use disorder council that advises the Behavioral Health Division regarding Minnesota’s combined Mental Health and Substance Abuse Federal Block Grant.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Volunteer to review funding proposals

DHS is seeking reviewers for the Targeted Opioid Use and Misuse Prevention and Treatment Services RFP. Reviewers will have the opportunity to review and score funding proposals for this grant opportunity.

The RFP will fund four categories:

  1. School-based prevention
  2. Expansion and enhancement of access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for American Indian population
  3. Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) with an American Indian-focused curriculum
  4. Physician consultation for statewide planning

Here is a brief synopsis of the tentative commitment and time line:

-Attend informative meeting regarding the proposal review process, tentatively scheduled April 4, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
-Review and score proposals between April 10th and April 21st.
-Until we know how many proposals we receive and how many reviewers we have we have no way of knowing how many proposals each reviewer will get. However, we do our best to give no more than five proposals to each reviewer to review and score (approximately 1 to 2 hours to review and score each)
-Proposal review panel meetings are tentatively scheduled for April 25th, 26th and 27th either 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm (this may change based on number of proposals received, number of reviewers and reviewer availability).

Please send an email to with your name, phone number, email address, and any known COI by close of business March 27 , 2023 if you are able to participate in the proposal review.

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Voting is one of the most effective ways to make your voice heard. You can register to vote here and you can find your nearest polling place here.

Contact your elected officials

CORI plays an active role in engaging Minnesota’s elected officials on effective treatment options, funding issues, and program barriers relating to Substance Use Disorder – and you can, too! You can find your local legislators here, as well as information on how to call, write and request meetings.