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RFP for Customized Living Quality Improvement Grant Announced

The Aging and Adult Services Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposals from providers to improve the overall quality of customized living services. Qualified responders must have provided customized living services in calendar year 2020 (i.e., between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020) to people on the following waivers:

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

During state fiscal years 2022-2023, DHS intends to award approximately $1 million in grants to successful responders. One-time grants will be available, ranging from $20,000 to $200,000.

Eligibility
To be eligible, a provider must meet both of the following criteria:

  • The provider must serve at least 75 waiver participants
  • At least 75% of the people served by the provider must be waiver participants

For providers who serve people on the BI or CADI waivers, the required 75 waiver participants must reside at multiple locations, each with six or more residents. DHS will give preference to providers who serve a higher percentage of waiver participants.

Providers must be prepared to show how their proposal will positively affect 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.

These domains were identified in a 2019 University of Minnesota report on quality and quality measurement in assisted living.

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

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