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Live Well at Home Grant

Grants to Minnesota Businesses, Nonprofits,
and Agencies to Benefit Elderly Residents

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) - Aging and Adult Services Division

Conf. Date:

03/05/20

Deadline Date:

05/15/20 4:00 PM CT

Description:

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Grants to Minnesota businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes to benefit residents who are elderly. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the community's capacity to provide long term support and services for senior citizens above the age of 65. Grants are intended to stimulate innovation by providing one-time, start-up funds to test new approaches in housing and home and community-based services development, and to develop and support core home and community-based service providers.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, through its Aging and Adult Services Division (State), is seeking proposals from qualified responders to develop and/or provide services for older Minnesotans to live and age in the community of their choice, by improving their community’s capacity to develop, strengthen, integrate, and maintain culturally competent home and community-based services for individuals age 65 and older, at-risk of long-term nursing home use, and/or spending down into Medical Assistance. Proposals may include strengthening services for supporting solo agers, family, friends, and neighbors caregiving.

The three general categories of services and/or projects desired by the State include:

  1. Category 1: Capital and Renovation grants: Applications in this category cover: new construction, renovation, retrofitting, home modification, transportation, e.g., purchase of a vehicle, and technology.  Priority will be given to responders who are proposing to provide low-income housing options to older adults experiencing homelessness. This will include new construction or remodeling of existing structures.
  2. Category 2: Long-Term Services and Supports Development grants: Applications in this category cover, but are not limited to, community supports such as: chore, homemaker, supporting family, friends, and neighbors in caregiving, respite, transportation, chronic disease management. The State is interested in funding projects in the following priority areas: caregiving, community supports, healthy aging, homeless support services, and transportation.
  3. Category 3: Core Home and Community-Based Services: Core home and community-based services aim to strengthen and develop additional home and community-based services and alternatives to nursing homes and other residential services throughout Minnesota to allow people (regardless of income) to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. They complement community services by covering some fixed costs for small non-profit providers offering community services and additional services such as, but not limited to: transportation, home modification, chore, and companion.  Priority will be given to the development of new core home and community- based service providers in communities where there is a lack of affordable services available. Priority will also be given to those existing core home and community-based service providers expanding into adjacent unserved communities.

Grants are informed by the 2015-2016 Gaps Analysis found at http://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/continuing-care/data-measures/gapsanalysis/index.jsp and the 2017 Status of Long-term Services and Supports legislative report in Supporting Documents below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188282

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$8,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum initial award per year is $350,000.

1) Category 1: Capital and Renovation grants - $350,000 or less per year
2) Category 2: Long-Term Services and Supports Development grants - $350,000 or less per year
3) Category 3: Core Home and Community-Based Services - $30,000-$50,000 per year

Term of Contract:

The term of any resulting contract is anticipated to range from 12 to 24 months, from July 1, 2020 until June 30, 2022, with the option to potentially extend beyond that date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to public, private for-profit and non-profit agencies, and Tribal Nations, to strengthen a community’s ability to provide affordable long-term services and supports for older persons.

Pre-proposal Conference:

March 5, 2020: Responders Conference, 10-11:30 am CT
WebEx Meeting Link: https://minnesota.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/cmr/cmr.do?siteurl=minnesota&AT=join&username=courtney.whited

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- March 5, 2020: Responders Conference, 10-11:30 am CT
- April 24, 2020: Questions due to staff by 4:00 pm CT
- April 27, 2020: FAQs posted by 4:00 pm CT
- May 15, 2020: Applications due 4:00 pm CT
- July/August 2020: Review of applications and negotiate contracts
- October 1, 2020: FY2021 grantee anticipated start date​

There is a dollar-for-dollar or 50 percent project total matching requirement for all grant funds expended.

'In order to comply with the federal statute, the Minnesota Department of Human Services is required to obtain and report by the grantee’s Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and determine if the grantee meets specific requirement which would require additional reporting items and to collect additional information on executive compensation if required. In order to comply with federal law and to collect this information, responders are required to fill out the Disclosure of Funding Form and submit it with their response. The form requires responders to provide their Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is the nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to uniquely identify business entities. If a responder does not already have a DUNS number, a number may be obtained from the D&B by telephone (currently 866-705-5711) or the Internet (currently at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform). The responder must have a DUNS number before their response is submitted.

For additional information, visit the DHS Live Well at Home webpage at https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/grants-rfps/live-well/.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=mndepthumanservices

Email questions to: courtney.whited@state.mn.us

Contact:
Courtney Whited, Grant Specialist Senior
Aaron Cotter, Grant Specialist Senior
Department of Human Services
Aging and Adult Services Division
PO Box 64976
St. Paul MN 55164-0976
e-mail: courtney.whited@state.mn.us
e-mail: aaron.cotter@state.mn.us

Proposal development assistance:
- Technical assistance is available from your local Area Agency on Aging's ElderCare Development Partnership year round. See https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/contact-us/aging/eldercare-contacts/index.jsp.
- DHS has program staff that can provide general information about existing programs and funding streams. See https://mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/contact-us/aging/policy-staff/index.jsp.

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