HCBS and LALD Grant Applications Due April 6

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Office of Rural Health and Primary Care has confirmed that the Licensed Assisted Living Director (LALD) training program is eligible for funding through the Home and Community Based Scholarship Grant Program. Apply today!

The application deadline has been extended to April 6 at 11:59 p.m. Find the HCBS Scholarship Program details, application, and forms on the MDH website. Grants will run for 24 months, starting on July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023.

Due in part to our advocacy during the 2017 legislative session for additional funding for this program, there is approximately $1,450,000 available to distribute. The estimated award range is $15,000 - $100,000.

You can view a webinar from MDH, covering the application process and a detailed Q&A. Additionally, find educational resources that qualify for these funds in the suggested resource list. Please know that this list is not exhaustive, and other programs, including LALD, may be eligible. Annual, required, or continuing education trainings are not eligible.

Education examples include:

  • Licensed Assisted Living Director (NEW!)
  • Nursing school
  • Nursing assistant training
  • Trained medication aide training
  • Dementia care training (beyond requirements)
  • Dietary management
  • Activity professional certification
  • Social work degree
  • Conference and professional development opportunities
  • Therapy staff specialty certifications
  • ServSafe training (to advance a person’s career, not as a requirement)
  • Antibiotic stewardship training
  • Wound care certification

Direct your questions to Carol Gronfor at or 651-201-3842. Members can also contact Jenna Kellerman.

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