Community Services Announcements


The Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) will hold a Public Forum on May 8, 2019

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We are interested in hearing from community partners and the general public about unmet needs, ways that we might improve services, and new ways of doing business. This input will be considered as feedback on program services and/or recommendations for the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners for 2020. The Public Forum will be held:

Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Place:Human Services Campus Conference Center
Room 161
2117 Campus Dr. SE
Time:7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Comments should be limited to 5 minutes. Information on the target populations and a suggested outline are listed below:

Part of the planning process involves giving interested parties an opportunity to comment on services that Olmsted County provides for our target populations which include:

  • Vulnerable children and families
  • Elderly 
  • Homeless 
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Individuals and families needing health care and other financial supports

Comments should be limited to 5 minutes and the form below filled out and mailed/emailed:

  • Name of presenter
  • Organization or group represented (if any)
  • Target population
  • A brief statement of issue or need
  • Goal of the testimony
  • Key messages
  • Materials to be submitted (if any)
  • Does Olmsted County currently provide any related services
Public Forum Outline Form May 2019.pdf (21 KB PDF)

The review and comment period ends on June 10, 2019. Please forward written comments to:

Sarah Oachs, Director of Administration
Health, Housing, & Human Services
2117 Campus Dr. S.E., Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904

The Comprehensive Civil Rights LEP Plan (2660 KB PDF) was submitted to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The purpose of this Plan/Policy is to ensure full and equal access to program information and services for all persons applying for and using programs and services provided by the Olmsted County Human Service Department.

The 2018 - 2019 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement  (260 KB PDF) was submitted to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The primary purpose of the service agreement is to assess statewide efforts toward the goal of “economic stability for low-income families” under MFIP. 

The preliminary 2018 - 2019 Olmsted County Child Care Fund Plan (259 KB PDF) was submitted to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


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To get started, visit
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