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Family Support Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Deb Schauffert
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3857

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

The Family Support Group Grant Program provides cash grants to eligible families for the purchase of services and items, which can include assistive technology, necessary to maintain children with developmental disabilities in the family home.

Ages Served:
School age 0-22 years (the month they turn 22)

Types of disabilities served:
Developmental disabilities. Persons with mental retardation or related conditions as determined by the county of residence

Area of Minnesota served:

Eligibility criteria:
Families are eligible who have children under age 22, biological or adopted, with mental retardation or a related condition. The child must be determined by case manager to be “at risk” for out-of-home placement to a licensed residential program. Grants must be used to purchase services and items that are unavailable through other funding sources and are directly related to the disabling conditions. Families receiving Title 19 home based waiver are not eligible. Family income must not exceed $75,122 annually.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
$250 per month.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Rent Device

Services Funded:

  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Fitting
  • Training

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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