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Consumer Support Grant

The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) is based off of eligibility for Personal Care Assistance Services and 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 your questions.

Eligibility requirements
A recipient must be on fee for service Medical Assistance or TEFRA.  To see if you are eligible for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Services, you may call our intake at 651-554-6336.

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 Janeen Coyan at 651-554-6015 for more information or email  

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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 MnCHOICES Assessment completed by a Certified Assessor.

Based on the results of the 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 Janeen Coyan by phone at 651-554-6015, by email at or go to the Minnesota Department of Human Services website.

Online orientation available
The online orientation course is available. Begin online orientation course.

Forms & Guides
General Information

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

Budget Forms

Participation Agreement (DAK-7102)
Client Driven Support Plan (DAK-7104)
Expenditure Plan
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

Privacy and Rights

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Important Info Regarding Privacy and Rights (DAK-7151)
Tennessen Notice (DAK-2519)
MN Department of Human Services Notice of Privacy Rights
Your Appeal Rights
Acknowledgement of Service Options and Client Selections (DAK-7060)
Dakota County Health Care Components Notice of Privacy Practices

Last updated: 8/3/2016 9:18 AM