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Grants will help 120 providers expand services for Minnesotans with disabilities and aging Minnesotans

Organizations serving people with disabilities and aging populations across Minnesota will receive over $14 million to expand services to diverse communities, rural areas and regional centers.

Funding for the community-based provider capacity grants comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, with a recent commitment by Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Legislature to temporarily continue the grant program.

The grants will help organizations improve their capacity to provide Home and Community-Based Services for people with disabilities and aging Minnesotans. Providers that serve or plan to add services for rural and underserved communities will receive funding, along with organizations working to become Home and Community-Based Services providers for the first time.

The grants aim to help one or more of these communities:

• American Indian and Indigenous people

• Asian and Pacific Islanders

• Black and African-born people

• Latino people

• People living in rural and regional centers outside the seven-county Twin Cities

• Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

“So many providers want to expand their services and we are pleased to support them,” said Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead. “These grants can be transformational, allowing them to extend their reach to more Minnesotans.”

For a geographic breakdown of the grants, visit mn.gov/dhs/provider-capacity-grants-2023.

 

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