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Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services Scholarship Grant Program

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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Oct 19, 2018

Lina Jau


Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Scholarship program provides grants to home and community-based services providers in Minnesota to support scholarship programs for their employees.

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.

Training areas include:

  • CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
  • LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • TMA (trained medical assistant) certification
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Client care-related trainings above and beyond those required for licensure of the organization
  • Dementia care
  • Wound care
  • Training for medical care interpreter services
  • Job-related English as a Second Language

List of eligible educational institutions and courses

In addition to tuition, scholarship funds may also cover:

  • Course-related textbooks and fees
  • Childcare expenses while the employee is attending classes
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Training consultant fees

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 be developing a scholarship program as part of this grant
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants with more than 200 scholarship-eligible employees may request up to $90,000. Applicants with fewer than 200 scholarship-eligible employees may request up to $70,000.

Award floor: $20,000
Total funding available: $1,450,000

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Completed applications must be postmarked by the deadline date and mailed using the U. S. Postal Service to:

Lina Jau, Grant Manager
Minnesota Department of Health, ORHPC
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Elderly population · 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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