Consumer Support Grant
In the State of Minnesota some individuals are eligible for a small monthly cash grant to assist in paying for goods and services, and occasionally payroll. These are assigned based on Minnesota Choices Assessment and is an alternative to Personal Care Assistance. MRCI-CDS acts as the Employer of Record for the individuals. In doing so, MRCI-CDS provides payroll services and withholds files and pays federal and state employment taxes. Also, MRCI-CDS reimburses the participant representative; vendors and other providers after services are provided and verified as approved.
Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program
The Consumer Support Grant program is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid home care services of home health aide. The CSG Program provides clients with greater flexibility and freedom of choice in service selection, payment rates, service delivery specifications and employment of service providers. Parents, spouses, family members, trusted neighbors or friends can be paid for service.*
Family Support Grant (FSG) Program
The Family Support Grant program provides state cash grants to families of children with certified disabilities. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the out-of-home placement of children with disabilities and promote family health and social well-being by facilitating access to family-centered services and supports.*
See your County Case Manager for more information.
For more information:
Contact Tony Engesser, Program Coordinator, 507-386-5606, Email
*Definitions from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Website
Forms and Employee Packets
This information is available in other forms to individuals with disabilities or other languages by calling us locally at 507-386-5600 or toll free at 800-829-7110, TTY users can also call us through Minnesota Relay at 711 or (800) 627-3529