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On November 30, 2023 by Lori Meyer
Terri Foley, Program Officer for the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation, has announced her retirement after seven years with the Association and with a lasting impact on its Foundation.
On November 9, 2023 by Anna Mowry
The next cycle for the Minnesota Long-Term Care Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program is now open. The program provides funds to repay qualified educational loans for eligible RNs and LPNs.
On November 2, 2023 by Anna Mowry
Members can now access a comprehensive grid of over 25 grants, scholarships, loans, workforce development programs, and more funding opportunities for Minnesota senior care providers.
On October 26, 2023 by Anna Mowry
The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is seeking proposals for the Drive for Five Initiative Competitive Grants to conduct outreach, provide education and training, and job placement in high-demand fields, including the caring professions.
On September 7, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has decided to extend the application deadline for the Nursing Facility Workforce Incentive Grant Program to Friday, Sept. 15. DHS has posted a revised version of the RFP and application form for Workforce Incentive Grants on the Nursing Facility Provider Portal.
On August 14, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has posted a Request for Applications for Workforce Incentive Grants for care centers on the nursing facility provider portal.
On August 3, 2023 by Mark Schulz
Several new laws became effective before or on Aug. 1 and impact senior care services in the state. While you can review more information about these changes and more in the 2023 Legislative Report, we have provided links to Advantage articles for topics previously discussed for easy reference and review.
On July 27, 2023 by Julie Apold
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), through the Nursing Facility Rates and Policy (NFRP) Division and the State Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Initiative, is seeking proposals from qualified Minnesota Medicaid-Certified Nursing Facilities interested in implementing the ResoLute Program.
2023 Legislative Session Impact: Grant Programs, Loans, and Other Opportunities for Long-Term Care Providers
On June 29, 2023 by Anna Mowry
After a year of historic investments in long-term care, LeadingAge Minnesota has compiled a resource detailing several grant programs and other opportunities funded in the 2023 Minnesota legislative session.
On April 6, 2023 by Terri Foley
The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation team will be using more than $72,000 to continue offering free Mental Health First Aid training to members, through the Minnesota Department of Health’s Mental Health Care Professionals Grant program.
On December 15, 2022 by Mark Schulz
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is conducting a second round of grant funding for HCBS providers supporting rural and underserved communities.
On December 1, 2022 by Terri Foley
Totaling $400,000, 24 workforce grants were awarded to LeadingAge Minnesota members across the state by the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation this week. The grant program funds staff appreciation, OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program set-up expenses, and initiatives to improve recruitment, retention, and talent pipeline development.
On December 1, 2022 by Anna Mowry
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is now accepting applications for the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Employee Scholarship Grant and Loan Forgiveness Program until Jan. 6, 2023.
On September 28, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $174.6 million in grant funds through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support the development of new affordable multifamily rental homes for low-income seniors and ongoing project rental assistance and supportive services. The grants are offered under HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program and will be awarded to nonprofit organizations across the country.
On August 25, 2022 by Terri Foley
To support members in addressing the significant challenges caused by the current labor shortage, the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is investing up to $400,000 in workforce grants. Applicants must apply by Oct. 5. The maximum award per site is $20,000. Grants are available for various purposes.
Staff Appreciation Initiatives
Grants will be awarded to thank staff teams for their continued commitment. Examples of eligible expenses include:
- Gift cards
- Free meals
- Break room improvements
- Staff recognition events
Funds cannot be used to offset wages, benefits, bonuses, or other compensation.
OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training Program Set-Up Expenses
Grants will be awarded to train high-quality direct caregivers. Examples of eligible expenses include:
- Equipment such as mannequins
- Physical plant changes for a new or existing training room
Funds can cover nurse educators’ time for the OnTrack program set-up. Funds cannot be used for OnTrack student enrollment fees, exam fees, or student wages.
Build-Your-Own Workforce Projects
Grants will be awarded to start or expand initiatives aimed at recruitment, retention, or talent pipeline efforts. Projects can involve, for example:
- Labor-saving tools and technology
- Onboarding process improvements
- Partnerships with local schools
- Upgrading online recruiting tools
Multi-site organizations can submit applications for individual settings or combine projects across sites. An announcement of awards will be made by Dec. 1.
On June 30, 2022 by Terri Foley
Community grants of up to $99,000 are being offered by the Age-Friendly Minnesota Council in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. As the first step in this process, communities can submit an interest form by Aug. 1. A virtual Responders Conference will be held during the application period to address applicant questions.
DEED Announces Grant Recipients to Help Internationally Trained Healthcare Professionals Become Certified in Minnesota
On June 16, 2022 by Anna Mowry
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced the grant recipients of the Internationally Trained Professionals Competitive Grant Program, a program to help internationally trained healthcare workers earn healthcare licensures in Minnesota.
On February 17, 2022 by Jonathan Lips
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued expanded guidance for the COVID-19 In-Person Visitation Aid Grants available to nursing homes.
On January 27, 2022 by Lori Meyer
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposals for the Live Well at Home grant program. The purpose of this initiative is to develop and provide services for older Minnesotans to live and age in the community of their choice by improving the capacity to develop, strengthen, integrate, and maintain culturally competent home- and community-based services for individuals aged 65 and older at risk of long-term nursing home use or spending down into Medical Assistance. Proposals may also include strengthening services for the caregiver support network.
On January 13, 2022 by Jenna Kellerman
Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. The final grant window closes on Jan. 30. Download a webinar to learn more about the application process here.
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