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ReCAST Minneapolis

The Resilience in Communities After Stress & Trauma (ReCAST) Minneapolis program is funded through a multi-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ReCAST Minneapolis is intended to assist high-risk youth and families to promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. SAMHSA created the ReCAST program to support communities that have lived through demonstrations of mass protest in response to police-involved shootings of unarmed African-American males.

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Resilience 365 Funding Application

The voting period for the Resilience 365 Funds is now closed. Projects receiving funds will be announced by August 1. 

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). 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. 

CLUES Trauma Trainings

Partner Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) offered trainings to City staff around immigrant and refugee trauma in 2017. Ensuring that City staff understand the trauma that is happening across the City will give them the tools and strategies to better serve those communities. 

CLUES allowed us to film these courses and offer them as packaged video courses. These courses are now available for City employees and community members! There are 6 courses in the series. To view a course, simply click on the hyperlink associated with the class. You will be asked to fill out a pre-survey prior to viewing the training. After filling out the survey, clicking "Submit" will take you to the video. NOTE: These courses are 1-2 hours in length. Allow ample time to complete each course. 

Program Overview & Neighborhoods of Focus

The ReCAST Minneapolis program is a citywide initiative focusing on the nineteen neighborhoods in North, South and Cedar-Riverside areas. While the qualifying event that enabled the City of Minneapolis to apply for the grant was rooted in North Minneapolis, the need to address community trauma and resiliency is necessary in all areas of Minneapolis.

  • Building a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based participatory approaches.
  • Creating more equitable access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources.
  • Strengthening the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health, recognizing that factors, such as law enforcement practices, transportation, employment, and housing policies, can contribute to health outcomes.
  • Creating community change through community based, participatory approaches that promote community and youth engagement, leadership, development, improved governance, and capacity building.
  • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate.
  • Increasing the capacity of first point of contact staff and trusted community partners to provide trauma-informed service and care.
North Minneapolis South Minneapolis
Folwell Bryant
Harrison Cedar Riverside
Hawthorne Central
Jordan Corcoran
McKinley East Phillips
Near North Elliot Park
Sumner Glenwood Longfellow
Webber-Camden Midtown Phillips
Willard Hay Phillips West
  Ventura Village











Qualifying Event

On November 15, 2015, Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) responded to a call on the City's North Side that resulted in an altercation and the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by a responding officer. Mr. Clark was a 24-year-old African American male resident of North Minneapolis. A rally called by community members began in the afternoon of November 15 at the shooting scene, and continued into the evening a few blacks away outside MPD's 4th Precinct location. The following day, 100 demonstrators moved across Interstate 94, where they linked arms and blocked traffic lanes for more than two hours. Demonstrators then set up an occupation outside MPD's 4th Precinct. On November 18, police moved to disperse the demonstrators camped inside the vestibule of the 4th Precinct station, which led to a night of remonstration that sometimes turned violent. On November 23, five demonstrators were shot during a confrontation with several men at the encampment outside of the 4th Precinct, in what witnesses described as a racially motivated attack. On November 24, nearly 1,000 people marched to City Hall in solidarity with the protest over Mr. Clark's death. On December 3, MPD and City workers dismantled the occupation encampment in front of the 4th Precinct. The occupation of the 4th Precinct lasted a total of 18 days.

The Jamar Clark incident put Minneapolis into the national conversation about race, policing, and police/community relations. It also elevated ongoing local conversations about racial equity and disparities, and residents’ trust in law enforcement and the judicial system. The shooting, the 18-day occupation of the MPD 4th Precinct, and months of investigation have increased the stress and trauma of residents, who have shared feelings of alienation, hurt, anger, disappointment, and frustration. ​

But the roots of this issue are far deeper than a singular event in time. Structural racism as manifested through policy decisions from officials at all levels of government contribute to the very conditions that produce stress and trauma in within communities of marginalized people. In Minneapolis, the impact of structural racism and the resulting stress and trauma it produced is most evident with Native American people and within our Black community. ​

The impact of this trauma is felt inside the City enterprise as well. First point of contact staff were directly impacted by Jamar Clark’s shooting and the resulting occupation. For staff members who aren’t constituent-facing, but have close connections to these communities, the impact was also severe. These events helped to clarify even further the work we need to be doing as an enterprise to ensure our staff have the resources to treat and prevent trauma, the reality of systemic racism, and as well as to deepen our understanding of how government shows up in marginalized communities so we don’t further traumatize community in the course of doing our jobs.​ 

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Last updated Aug 14, 2018



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