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DHS seeking to provide Capacity Grants for Rural and Underserved Communities

Through its Grants, Equity, Access, and Research Division, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) providers or organizations interested in becoming HCBS providers to support older adults and people with disabilities. This grant aims to increase the number and ability of HCBS service providers in rural and underserved communities. Information is due by June 13.

Through these grants, organizations can increase their ability to provide HCBS in Minnesota to one or more of the following focus communities:

  • American Indian and indigenous people, inclusive of Minnesota sovereign tribal nations;
  • Asian and Pacific Islander;
  • Black and African-born;
  • LatinX;
  • LGBTQ; and
  • Rural and regional centers outside the seven-county metro area.

The state estimates it will have $3,000,000 available to increase the number and capacity of HCBS service providers in rural and underserved communities, with a maximum grant award of $50,000 for each provider. The term of the initial grant period is anticipated to be from June 25, 2022, through January 31, 2023.

Extensions and continuation awards will be considered, with the option for extension or amendments.

See the RFP to provide Capacity Grants for Rural and Underserved Communities (DOC) for additional information and to apply.

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