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Consumer Support Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Lynn Beutel
Disability Services Division
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3857
TTY: 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-582-1962

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid reimbursed home care. Eligible participants receive monthly cash grants to replace fee-for-service Home Care payments and, with county assistance, manage and pay for a variety of Home and Community Based Services.

Ages Served:
All ages

Types of disabilities served:
All long term functional disabilities

Area of Minnesota served:

Eligibility criteria:
Participants must be recipients of or eligible for Medical Assistance, must have functional limitations requiring ongoing supports to live in the community, live in a natural home setting, be able to direct and purchase their own supports or have an authorized representative act on their behalf. Consumers cannot concurrently receive the CSG grant and coverage through the state’s managed care program or a Home and Community Based Service Waiver.

Maximum amount individual can receive:

Additional notes:
Can be used for special equipment and transportation. All other available sources of payment must be exhausted before use of the CSG.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Rent Device
  • Information and Referral

Services Funded:

  • Consultation/Observation
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Ordering
  • Fitting
  • Training
  • Fabrication (custom)

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Beds/Bed Modifications
  • Computers
  • Education/ Employment
  • Electronic Aids
  • Hearing
  • Home/Building Modifications
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Recreation/Leisure
  • Transportation
  • Vision

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671

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