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Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services Employee Scholarship Grant Program

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Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jan 5, 2024

Minnesota Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Employee 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:

  • Nursing, including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or other relevant degrees
  • Degree programs in the field of long-term care, including care for persons with disabilities
  • Licensed Assisted Living Director
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Client care-related trainings that result in industry-recognized certifications, credentials, or course credits and are above and beyond those required for licensure of the organization, for example:
    • Trained Medical Aide
    • Certified Dementia Care
    • Training for medical care interpreter services
    • Job-related English as a Second Language

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects that pay for employee coursework leading to certified and/or licensed career advancement in the field of long-term care nursing
  • Nominated employees for loan forgiveness who have earned a degree in one of the following areas: Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nursing (RN), or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) who serve at employers with operating expenses of $2 million or less and 50 clients or fewer
  • Providers outside of the 7 county metro area (defined by statute as Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties)

Eligible applicants must be located in Minnesota and:

  • Located in Minnesota
  • Primarily provides services to individuals who are 65 years of age and older in home and community-based settings
  • Holds one of the following licenses:
  • Offers an in-house employee scholarship and/or loan forgiveness program to its staff or is in the process of developing a scholarship and/or loan forgiveness program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $125,000
Award floor: $12,000
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 aides and assistants · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Home and community-based services · Long-term care · Nurses · Occupational therapy · People with disabilities · Physical therapy · Scholarships for health careers · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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