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Collaborative News Archive

  • School-Based Mental Health PowerPoint -- (11-25-08) -- This is the PowerPoint that was presented at the Superintendents' Meeting on November 21, 2008
  • SAVE THE DATE! NW MN Council of Collaboratives Annual Meeting - Nov. 21, 2008 -- (11-13-08) -- Friday, November 21, 2008 - Bede Ballroom, University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN - More information to follow... Please invite one member of your Governing Board to attend with you!
  • State - Regional Collaborative Meeting Summary - July 17, 2008 -- (08-04-08) -- Meeting summary, Think Tank review of purpose and policy, draft of summary responses received to date from 2007 Collaborative Reports, and draft chart comparison of structure for State/Local Family-Centered Collaboration.
  • Reimbursement for Brain Conference "Strengthening Links for Every Child" -- (07-08-08) -- Our SOC Governance Board approved funding to send a limited number of parents and staff who work with children to the Brain Conference "Strengthening Links for Every Child" at the Mahnomen Shooting Star Casino being held August 12-14, 2008. Registration is $150 with a deadline of July 28th.
  • Spending Requests for System of Care Cooperative Agreement -- (06-26-08) -- The deadline for OCSI partners to submit spending requests for next years' carryover funds is October 30, 2008.
  • ** Newsletter Notice ** -- (12-21-07) -- There will be no newsletter the week of December 24th.
  • 2007 Annual Meeting PowerPoint Presentations -- (11-02-07) -- These are the PowerPoint presentations from the 2007 Council of Collaboratives Annual Meeting that was held on October 31, 2007 at the Bede Ballroom, University of Minnesota, Crookston.
  • Save the Date! NW MN Council of Collaboratives Annual Meeting - Oct. 31st -- (10-23-07) -- Please invite one member of your Governing Board to attend with you!
  • LCTS Disallowance: Minnesota's Counties/Collaboratives Owe $9,739,500 -- (10-10-07) -- In September 2006, the Federal Office of Inspector Generals (OIG) office released their final audit report regarding Local Collaborative Time Study (LCTS) school-based services claiming in Minnesota.
  • FOCUS GROUP: Mental Health Services Related to Juveniles in the Criminal Justice System - Aug. 23 -- (08-16-07) -- The purpose of the meetings (which will take place all over the state) is to bring back from the related fields information as to the service needs and successes in order to impact positive change on a state wide basis in direct services to adolescents. sponsored by the Department of Corrections and Department of Human Services.
  • Principles for Cooperation -- (02-07-07) -- Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives - Principles for Cooperation. Updated January 2007, Effective January 2007
  • Council of Collaboratives 2006 Meeting Presentation -- (11-16-06) -- PowerPoint presentation from the 2006 Annual Meeting
  • Council of Collaborative Membership Directory Listing -- (11-02-06) -- Please check your Directory listing to verify that the information is up to date.
  • ** NW MN Council of Collaboratives Annual Meeting - October 30 ** -- (10-26-06) -- Save the date! The Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives Annual Meeting is Monday, October 30th at the Northland Inn. Please RSVP to Dawn Ganje.
  • Our Children Succeed System of Care Grant LAUNCH - October 16 -- (09-27-06) -- In order to officially launch the Children's Mental Health System of Care Grant in Northwestern Minnesota, we need the membership to convene regarding duties and responsibilities. The Executive Committee for the grant will be appointed at this meeting. Information regarding the parameters of the grant, activities to be performed, budget, and the intended timeline will be outlined. A meeting is scheduled for: Monday, October 16, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Northland Inn in Crookston.
  • Emergency Response Crisis Management Grant in NW MN Meeting - Sept. 26 -- (09-13-06) -- In order to officially launch the Emergency Response Crisis Management Grant in Northwestern Minnesota, we need the membership to convene regarding duties and responsibilities. The Executive Committee for the grant will be appointed at this meeting. Information regarding the parameters of the grant, activities to be performed, budget, and the intended timeline will be outlined. A meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Northland Inn in Crookston.
  • 2006 Council of Collaboratives Annual Meeting -- (09-08-06) -- PowerPoint presentation and photos from the 2006 Annual Meeting
  • MN e-Health Initiative Grant: Bidders Conference Call - Aug. 24 -- (08-18-06) -- A conference call for potential grant applicants will be held on Thursday, August 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 am CDT. The purpose of the call is for applicants to ask questions that either seek to clarify instructions in the RFP or to receive feedback on whether their current plans fall within the purposes and constraints of the grant program.
  • Carol M. White Physical Education Grant News! -- (06-24-05) -- Congratulations! It was announced that the Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives has been awarded a Carol M. White physical education grant. This grant was written by Faye Auchenpaugh, Dawn Ganje and the Northwest Minnesota Service Co-op. The award is for $490,278 and additional details will follow as they are available
  • Safe Schools/Healthy Students' Initiative Annual Meeting -- (03-30-05) -- April 1, 2005 from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at the Northland Inn.
  • The Northwestern Council of Collaborative's Principles for Cooperation -- (10-23-03) -- Here are the Principles for Cooperation that were adopted at the Annual Council of Collaboration Meeting on October 17, 2003.
  • 2003 Membership List of the Northwestern Minnesota Council of Collaboratives -- (05-01-03) -- The 2003 Membership list of the Northwestern Minnesota Council of Collaboratives is posted on the website as a News and Events item for use in Word or PDF.
  • April 25, 2003 Governing Board Minutes and Grant Decision Making Process are posted on the web site. -- (05-01-03) -- Minutes of the April 25, 2003 Governing Board Meeting and Grant Decision Making Process are posted on the web site.
  • Semi-annual meeting for the Council of Collaboratives has been postponed. -- (04-29-03) -- The Semi-Annual meeting (May 16, 2003) for the Council of Collaboratives has been postponed. The Governing Board is currently looking at dates for the early fall and an update will be provided.
  • Grant Writers added to the Grantwriters' Clearinghouse -- (03-31-03) -- Four grant writers entered into the Grant Writers' Clearinghouse include talented individuals ready to write grants on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Program Evaluation, Collaboratives, Juvenile Justice, Adult Corrections, Adolescent Health, Disaster Recovery and Human Resources
  • Website description for your agency urgently needed -- (02-20-03) -- If you have not already done so, please submit an agency description for posting on the Council of Collaboratives' website.
  • Council of Collaboratives' Webpage Update -- (02-20-03) -- Changes to the Council of Collaboratives' Webpage layout are underway.
  • 2003 Council of Collaboratives' membership is complete! -- (02-20-03) -- The updated membership list and contact information is now posted on the website.
  • Early Reading First Proposal Submitted -- (10-15-02) -- A pre-application for the Department of Education's Early Reading First Program was submitted on behalf of the Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives. The program focuses on creating reading centers/strategies for preschool children. The proposal includes six Head Start Centers in the Collaborative. August 31 is the notification date for invitations to complete a full application.
  • Elementary School Counselor Grant Submitted -- (05-21-02) -- NMCC submitted a grant application to the Department of Education on behalf of nine school districts to hire elementary school counselors. The project is worth approximately $380,000 per year for three years.
  • NMF Partnerships For Children Grant Awarded For Five County Initiative To Improve Services For Children And Families -- (04-23-02) -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) recently awarded a Partnerships for Children grant for $40,000 to a coalition of 38 organizations in Polk, Marshall, Norman, Red Lake and Kittson Counties. Tri-County Community Corrections, acting as fiscal agent for the project, is one of the partners, who have been named the Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives.
  • Grant Goes to Collaboratives -- (04-23-02) -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation recently awarded a $40,000 Partnerships for Children grant to the Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives.
  • Council of Collaboratives Launches Website -- (04-15-02) -- The Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives has launched a new website to help keep partners informed and involved.
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