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LeadingAge MN Foundation Awards COVID-19 Grants to 55 Member Sites in Rural Minnesota

On May 12, 2021 by Terri Foley

LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation (LAMF) recently awarded more than $425,000 in COVID-19 grants to members to fund staff support and virtual adult day services in rural areas.

Reminder: DHS Grant Monies Available

On May 5, 2021 by Lori Meyer

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 applications from qualified Minnesota Medicaid-Certified Nursing Facilities that are interested in applying for grant funds for several project opportunities.

Round Two of FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Announced

On April 21, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau will begin accepting applications for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program on Thursday, April 29 at www.fcc.gov/covid19telehealth. The filing window will last seven calendar days and close on Thursday, May 6 at 11 a.m. CT. Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on Round 1—a $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act. 

Grants Available for Online Dementia Care Training Program

On April 7, 2021 by Lori Meyer

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 that are interested in implementing an online Dementia Care Staff Training Program.

LALD Training Covered by HCBS Scholarship

On March 24, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

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.

Grant Application Deadline Reminder for Rural COVID-19 Grant Programs

On March 17, 2021 by Terri Foley

Applications are due March 24 at 5 p.m. for two LeadingAge MN Foundation rural grant programs:

LAMF COVID-19 Courage Funds Grants
For staff support funds, LAMF is offering grants of up to $10,000 for each awarded site. Called the LAMF COVID-19 Courage Funds Grants, these applications can be for existing or new staff support programs that provide cash assistance and/or mental health support for staff of LeadingAge Minnesota senior care provider members across settings including assisted living, care centers, home care, and adult day programs.

Reminder: COVID-19 Courage Fund Grant Responders’ Call TOMORROW

On March 10, 2021 by Terri Foley

To learn more about the COVID-19 Courage Fund grant program application process, register for Responders’ Call which will be held tomorrow, March 11 from 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Applicants must be LeadingAge Minnesota members that are located outside of the 7-county metro area based on the guidelines from the regional foundation that awarded LeadingAge MN Foundation these grant funds.

DHS Offers Grants for Online Dementia Training and Certification for Nursing Facilities

On March 3, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), through the State Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Initiative, is seeking proposals from qualified Minnesota Medicaid-Certified Nursing Facilities that are interested in implementing an online Dementia Care Training and Certification Program.

DHS Funding Available for Dementia Live Training Program

On March 3, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, 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 that are interested in implementing a Dementia Live Training Program.

DHS Announces Cycling Without Age Grant Program

On February 24, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, 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 that are interested in implementing a Cycling Without Age (CWA) Program.

Rural COVID-19 grants Available through LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation

On February 24, 2021 by Terri Foley

LeadingAge Minnesota members operating in rural Minnesota can now access a second round of COVID-19 related grants through LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation (LAMF).

RFP for Customized Living Quality Improvement Grant Announced

On February 17, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

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:

2022 Grants to Support Community Based Services and Dementia Care

On February 17, 2021 by Lori Meyer

Two grant opportunities are available to support community-based services and dementia care: Live Well at Home Grants through the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Dementia Grants through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Receives $475,000 COVID Grant

On February 17, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation (LAMF) has just been awarded $475,000 in funding to provide COVID grants to rural LeadingAge Minnesota members.

COVID-19 Communicative Technology Grant Opportunity

On January 27, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The deadline is fast approaching for nursing facilities that have not already applied for the COVID-19 Communicative Technology Grants available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services utilizing Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) funding. Facilities have until March 1, 2021 to submit an application.

COVID-19 In-Person Visitation Aid Grant Opportunity

On January 27, 2021 by Lori Meyer

Nursing facilities are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) funds to purchase equipment that facilitates in-person visitation during the COVID-19 emergency. Facilities that have not already applied have until June 1, 2021 to submit an application.

Social Isolation Grant Funding Opportunity Available for Home Care and Assisted Living

On January 20, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The application is now available to apply for grants made available through the Home Care Provider Advisory Council. The Council has been given approval by the Commissioner of Health to provide funding to home care providers and other entities to mitigate social isolation of vulnerable adults residing in home care provider settings including assisted living settings.

It’s Not Too Late! Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program Accepting Applications

On December 23, 2020 by Jenna Kellerman

The Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness program cycle is now open and accepting applications through January 15, 2021. The Loan Forgiveness program is available for various health care professionals serving in high-need areas including nurses in long term care.

Nurse Loan Forgiveness Program Accepting Applications

On December 16, 2020 by Jenna Kellerman

The Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness program cycle is now open and accepting applications through Jan. 15, 2021. The Loan Forgiveness program is available for various health care professio

Grant Applications for Technology to Ease Isolation coming in January

On December 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Home Care and Assisted Living Advisory Council announced their first project utilizing funds from the special revenue account established from fines related to home care survey findings. The Commissioner has approved an expenditure of $100,000 with a maximum per provider of $2500 to be granted for the purchase of technology and for training of staff to use devices to ease isolation for individuals served in assisted living and through home care agencies. More information and an application will be issued soon with an application period expected in January.

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