The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) provides monthly cash grants to children and adults with certified disabilities living at home. The grant is an alternative for individuals and families who are eligible for the state plan MA Home Care programs of: Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Services, Home Health Aide (HHA) Services, and/or Private Duty Nursing (PDN).
The Consumer Support Grant gives you more control and flexibility in how you choose your services. Send a question to Social Services.
A recipient would need to qualify for Medical Assistance or TEFRA. To see if you are eligible, call 651-554-6115 for an assessment.
Prior to beginning the Consumer Support Grant process, a guardian/designee must attend an orientation and submit an approvable Consumer Support Grant plan.
If you are interested in attending a Consumer Support Grant orientation, contact Janeen Coyan at 651-554-6015.
Developing a plan
Families must complete their own plans and submit them for approval before receiving a grant. The information you need in these plans is outlined in the workshop, “How to Develop Your Own CSG Plan.” Contact Mitzi Mabry at 651-554-6437 for more information.
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How grants are determined
The state assigns a monthly grant amount based on the need for assistance in daily living activities, complex health needs, and behavioral challenges. These are evaluated during a Personal Care Attendant assessment, completed by a Public Health nurse.
Based on the results of the Personal Care Attendant assessment, families can choose between Personal Care Assistance hours or the Consumer Support Grant.
What funds can be used for
The Consumer Support Grant can be used for support or services for the disabled family member that are not covered by Medical Assistance or insurance.
For more detailed information about the grant, contact Mitzi Mabry by phone at 651-554-6437 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.
Forms & Guides
Consumer Support Grant Orientation Schedule
Client Driven Support Policy (DAK-7103)
Client Driven Support Expenditure Guide
Grant Support Services: How to choose one
Consumer Support Grant - How to Develop Your Own Plan
Participation Agreement (DAK-7102)
Client Driven Support Plan (DAK-7104)
Plan Change Request Form (DAK-7112)
Agreement to Meet State & Federal Tax and Labor Law Responsibilities (DAK-7167)
Mandated Reporter Information & Responsibilities (DAK-7168)
Turning 18 Transition Checklist (DAK-7131)
Parent Pay Addendum (DAK-7231)
Fiscal Support Entity Rates & Information
Release of Information Consent Form