Consumer support grant, family support grant and personal care assistance program

Consumer support grant

This is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid home care services. Consumer support grants allow people more control and responsibility over their own support services, including flexibility in purchasing services and when and how the services will be provided and better access to culturally appropriate care and traditional services. Eligible participants receive monthly cash grants to replace fee-for-service home care services payments. With this assistance, people can manage and pay for a variety of home and community-based services described in a person-centered MNPrairie approved plan.

Examples of supports that can be purchased are respite care, chore or homemaker services, personal care attendant services, adaptive-aids, modifications to your home, special diets, day care, and other additional costs related to your care in your home. 
 Consumer Support Grant  
 CSG fact sheet  

Family support grant

The family support grant provides state cash grants to families of children with a developmental disability. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the out-of-home placement of children and promote family health and social well-being by facilitating access to family-centered services and supports. 
Family Support Grant 
FSG fact sheet  

Personal care assistance program


This program provides services to people who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them be more independent in their own homes. A personal care assistant is trained to help with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.

Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program information 
PCA consumer information 
PCA fact sheet