Customized Living Quality Improvement Grant Announced

A Request for Proposal is now available for the Customized Living Quality Improvement Grant Program (CL QI). Through its Aging and Adult Services Division, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposals from qualified providers by Dec. 5.

During state fiscal years 2023-2024, DHS intends to award up to 2 million dollars. One-time grants will be available, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000.


Qualified responders must have provided customized living services within the last two calendar years (i.e., between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2022) to people on the following waivers:

  • Brain Injury (BI)
  • Community Alternatives for Disability Inclusion (CADI)
  • Elderly Waiver (EW)

Providers must also meet both of the following criteria:

  • At least 75% of the people served by the provider must be waiver participants
  • For providers of customized living services under BI or CADI waivers, waiver participants must reside at multiple locations, each with six or more residents.

Preference will be given to providers who serve a higher percentage of waiver participants.

Providers must be prepared to show how their proposal will positively impact one or more of the following quality domains:

  • Person’s quality of life
  • Person’s and their family’s satisfaction
  • Safety
  • Health outcomes
  • Staff
  • Physical and social environment
  • Service availability
  • Core values and philosophy
  • Care services and integration

For more information and submission instructions, visit the Customized Living Quality Improvement grant webpage.

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