Community Services Announcements


The Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB) will hold a Public Hearing on April 11, 2018​

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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 budget recommendations for 2019 are developed. The Public Hearing will be held:​ ​

​Date:​Wednesday, April 11, 2018
​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
  • 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 Hearing Outline Form (21 KB Docx)

The review and comment period ends May 11, 2018. Please forward written comments to:

Paul Fleissner, Deputy Administrator
Health, Housing & Human Services
2117 Campus Dr SE, Suite 200
Rochester, MN 55904

The 2014-2015 Comprehensive Civil Rights LEP Plan(1MB 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 Community Service Department.

The 2016 - 2017 Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement  (311 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 2016 - 2017 Olmsted County Child Care Assistance Program Plan(259 KB PDF) was submitted to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


ApplyMN is Minnesota's secure, online system you can use to apply for health care, cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help, and child care assistance programs.  

To get started, visit
Minnesota Human Services Online to use an online pre-screening tool find out if you might qualify for benefits and to register for a user ID and password.

If you already have a user ID and password, you can log-on to ApplyMN directly.

You can register on-line for Child Care/Child Foster Care training opportunities.

Olmsted County Community Services is currently recruiting Foster Care Providers for children and adults.  


Check out Adult Foster Care orientation and training opportunities