Houston County Department of Human Services
Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program
304 S Marshall St, Rm 104, Caledonia, MN, 55921-1324
Distance: 954 Miles
The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) is a cash grant for someone who has Medicaid Home Health Aide (HHA), Personal Care Assistant (PCA) or Home Care Nursing (HCN) services. The grant is used to purchase supports and services. The grant-recipient, as the employer, may use grant funds to choose and hire the supports they need. Support people chosen can be:
* Family members
* Provider-agency workers
Consumer Support Grant (CSG) recipients develop a person-centered plan with participating county or tribal agencies. The county or tribal agency approves the plan if all costs are within the person's CSG budget. County or tribal agencies may customize CSG within state guidelines to fit the needs of their residents. People should contact their local agency for more information.
Grant recipients must hire a Financial Management Service (FMS) provider to help with employer obligations, billing and payment functions.
CSG participants are responsible for training and supervising the staff that they hire.
About This Location
The amount of the grant is based on the county or tribal agency or home care nursing agency assessment:
* The assessment will determine if home care services are needed and determine the home care rating;
* The state sets a dollar amount for the CSG budget based on the home care rating.
Individuals can obtain an estimate of their grant from their county or tribal CSG coordinator.
CSG Plan - Once the CSG service budget is set, you make a service plan about how you plan to use the budget. The county or tribal worker can give you a guide for the plan and help you meet the rules of the program.
The plan needs to show:
* The specific supports and services, and who will provide them
* How you will keep track of what you pay for services and supports
* The local human services office (county or tribal government) will check the plan and approve it if it meets the rules
- If it is not approved, they will send it back to you and tell you why it was not approved
* Once the plan is approved, the participant may arrange for purchasing their goods and services.
CSG Supports - Services and products in a CSG plan can include:
* Companion Services
* Chore services
* Home or vehicle adaptations or modifications
* Nutrition services (not regular food or nutritional supplements, but can cover needs like a prescribed special diet)
* Home health aide or personal care-like services
* Home care nursing services
* Respite care
* Specialized equipment
Services and equipment in a CSG plan must:
* Relate to your functional limitations
* Help you live at home
* Be over and above the cost of supporting a person without a disability.
- Costs such as food, clothing or rent, for example, are not allowed.
More information about the CSG at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website.
If you want to find direct support workers who may be able to assist you, go to Direct Support Connect[TM]. You'll be able to create a profile about your needs and interests, search for direct support workers, and connect securely within the site. If you are a direct support worker looking for a person/employer to support, you can also create a profile and do a search.
To be eligible for the Consumer Support Grant (CSG), you must meet all of these conditions:
* Be enrolled in or eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
* Be eligible to receive home care services from the Medical Assistance Home Care Program
* Demonstrate limitations in everyday functioning, such as self-care, language, learning, mobility, self direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency
* Live in a home that you or your family owns or rents (not in a licensed facility)
* Require ongoing supports to live in the community
* Live in a county that offers the Consumer Support Grant program
Consumers cannot get this grant while receiving services through:
* Minnesota's Alternative Care program
* Home and community-based service waivers
* Managed care programs or MA home health aide services, personal care assistance or private duty nursing
* All other available sources of payment should be exhausted before use of the Consumer Support Grant
To ask questions or apply for the CSG, contact the local county or tribal Human Services office or the Disability Hub Mn, (866) 333-2466. Not all counties offer CSG. However, people may contact them with questions about CSG.
The FMS fee would be an expense paid with the grant. FMS providers set their own fees so consumers should compare FMS providers and the services their fee includes when selecting an FMS. The CSG also pays the county or tribal agency fee for their administrative costs. That fee is limited to 5% of the grant.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Adult Foster Care (AFC) and Community Residential Setting (CRS) Licensing
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
- Apply for Waiver Programs
- Child Foster Care (CFC) Licensing
- Child Protective Services (CPS)
- County Programs for Families
- County Programs for Food Support
- County Programs for Health Care Financial Assistance
- County Programs for Income Assistance
- County Programs for People with Disabilities
- Emergency Assistance
- Family Support Grant (FSG)
- Find Substance Use Disorder Treatment
- Housing Support
- MnCHOICES Assessment and Support Planning
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
BH-3000.3520Home Barrier Removal Grants Definition
Programs that provide cash assistance for qualified people with disabilities who want to install ramps or elevators, widen doorways, install grab bars in showers and bathrooms, lower kitchen and other cabinets or make other modifications in their homes in order to make them more accessible.
LH-0600.0100-900Vehicle Adaptation Services Definition
Programs that pay for or provide the labor and/or equipment to adapt vehicles owned by people with disabilities allowing them to operate the vehicles or ride in them as passengers. Adaptations can include ramps or wheelchair lifts; primary systems such as modified seats or steering, signaling, gear shift and braking controls; and/or secondary systems such as car door openers, car door reachers, gas cap openers, seating restraints, especially designed rear view mirrors and other accessories.
LH-0650.0700Assistive Technology Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that pay all or a portion of the costs associated with acquiring assistive technology products and/or obtaining support services such as customization, fit/modification services or repairs.
NL-3000.0500Attendant Subsidies Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance for individuals who have physical disabilities to enable them to obtain the services of an attendant to help them in the activities of daily living.
NL-3000.3300In Home Supportive Services Subsidies Definition
A program administered by the county that provides financial assistance which enables people who are aged, blind or have a disability, are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live safely at home without assistance to obtain homemakers or chore workers to help them in their homes. To be eligible, recipients must meet income and resource guidelines which in some states are tied to Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSP) eligibility. People who receive SSI/SSP automatically meet the program's financial need requirement. Those whose income is higher than the limits for SSI/SSP may still be eligible, but may be required to pay for part of the services they receive. In addition to the monthly income limits, there are also limits on the amount of resources a person can own and still receive these benefits. Resources include items such as savings, investments, and certain types of property and personal possessions. Eligibility requirements vary by state as do the types of services that can be authorized.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YC-5000Medicaid Recipients Definition
Low-income individuals who are receiving comprehensive medical benefits through the federal Medicaid program administered by the county or the state.
YQ-1500Consumer Directed Organizational Perspective Definition
Organizations and individual practitioners who offer maximum choice and control (including the ability to select, manage and dismiss their workers) to people who use services or other supports to help with daily activities.