Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership based in Detroit Lakes is receiving $100,000 to lease shelter apartments and provide additional motel vouchers in Mahnomen, Hubbard, Becker, Otter Tail and Wadena counties.
The one-time Emergency Services grant is from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. It comes courtesy of the Minnesota Legislature, which this year coughed up an extra $3 million over two years for emergency shelter and outreach services to people living on the streets.
The grant money goes to organizations that provide emergency shelter, motel vouchers, day shelter, street outreach and essential services for people who are homeless.
Other grants to outstate Minnesota communities include:
• The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe landed $140,000 to support staffing and operations at a new shelter in Cass Lake, and another $20,000 for additional motel vouchers and increased durations of assistance on the reservation.
• The Inter-County Community Council in Oklee is receiving $40,000 for additional motel vouchers, basic needs and assistance with housing search and placement costs in northwest Minnesota.
• The Nameless Coalition is receiving $31,000 to increase the availability of seasonal shelter by two months per year at its Wolfe Shelter in Bemidji.
• Care and Share of Crookston is receiving $100,000 for additional case management in Crookston.
• West Central Minnesota Communities Action is receiving $80,000 for new shelter apartments and motel vouchers in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties.
• Lakes and Pines Community Action Council is receiving $80,000 for additional motel vouchers and increased durations of assistance in Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties.