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Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services Scholarship Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Mar 26, 2021

Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Scholarship program provides grants to for home and community-based services providers in Minnesota to support employee scholarship programs for education and training in nursing and other healthcare fields.

Eligible courses of study for scholarship recipients include trainings, workshops, and degree programs directly related to the delivery of patient or client care in home and community-based services settings, including:

  • Degree programs in the field of long-term care, including care for persons with disabilities
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Nursing or other relevant degrees
  • Client care-related trainings above and beyond those required for licensure of the organization, such as:
    • Dementia care
    • Training for medical care interpreter services
    • Job-related English as a Second Language

Eligible applicants must be located in Minnesota and:

  • Primarily provide services in home and community-based settings to individuals who are 65 years of age or older
  • Be one of the following providers:
    • Housing with Services establishment as defined in MN Statute 144D.01
    • Adult Day Care facility as defined in MN Statute 245A.02
    • Home Care Services providers as defined in MN Statute 144A.43, subd. 3
  • Offer an in-house employee scholarship program to its staff, or is in the process of developing a scholarship/training program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Award floor: $15,000
Estimated number of awards: 25-30
Estimated total program funding: $1,450,000

Application process
Tagged as
Behavioral health · Community and faith-based initiatives · Elderly population · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare workforce · Home and community-based services · Long-term care · Nurses · Occupational therapy · People with disabilities · Physical therapy · Scholarships for health careers · Minnesota

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