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Community First Services and Supports (CFSS)

About this Program

Community First Services and Supports (CFSS) is a Minnesota program that will replace Personal Care Assistance (PCA) and the Consumer Support Grant (CSG) beginning 10/01/2024. 


CFSS is meant to expand people’s choices regarding how they receive their services, including who can provide services, additional support for writing plans, more self-direction options and the ability to purchase goods to aid a person’s independence. For more details, see What is CFSS?


MRCI is proud to have been awarded the contract from MN DHS to provide Financial Management Service (Budget Model) and Agency (Agency Model) for CFSS participants statewide.  Anyone using CFSS must have a Financial Management Services Provider and/or Agency like MRCI.

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You are the Employer

In CDCS, the participant is the employer, which allows you to select, hire, train and manage your own staff.  

Hire Family and Friends

You can hire the people you know, and who know you to provide your services. Including parents of minors and spouses.

Control your own care

This program is designed to give you the most flexibility in directing your services and supports. 

How to sign up for CFSS

# 1

Contact your Lead Agency or County

Determine program eligibility by Finalizing Medical Assistance (MA) Application, and completing necessary assessments.

# 2

Develop service delivery plan with a Consultation Services Provider

A service delivery plan details how your funds will be spent to meet your assessed needs throughout the year including staffing, goods and services, and environmental modifications. 

# 3

Select MRCI CDS as your Financial Management Service (FMS)

Inform your Case Manager you've chosen MRCI CDS as your FMS Provider.

# 4

Contact us to schedule your personalized intake meeting

We'll meet with you one-on-one, in the format of your choosing to complete the enrollment process. 

# 5

Starting your services

Hire your workers, pay your good and services providers, and monitor your budget all with MRCI CDS expert assistance.

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