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Houston County Department of Human Services

Family Support Grant (FSG)

304 S Marshall St, Rm 104, Caledonia, MN, 55921-1324

Distance: 962 Miles

(507) 725-5811

Website

http://co.houston.mn.us/DHS.aspx

Service Details

Description

The Family Support Grant (FSG) is a state program that helps families of children and young adults with disabilities to pay for disability-related items and services. The goal is to promote family well-being and to prevent the child having to move out of their home. The money can be used for disability-specific costs that are not covered by any insurance (state or private insurance).


Examples of how the money may be used include:
* Day care
* Educational services not already covered by the Department of Education
* Medical costs not covered by insurance
* Medications not covered by insurance
* Respite care services
* Specialized clothing
* Specialized dietary needs
* Specialized equipment


For more information, see: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-5513-ENG


Eligibility

* Families of children with a certified disability, under age 21 years, living in their biological or adoptive home
* Children currently residing in a facility who would return to their family home if a grant were awarded
* Family annual adjusted gross income must be under $99,932 unless where extreme hardship is demonstrated
* The child cannot be on a Waiver Program, get Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services and/or the Consumer Support Grant (CSG). Eligible families can get the FSG while on a waiting list for a waiver.
* Families must apply for the grant (it is not automatic)
* Funding is limited, so there may be a waiting list


Application Instructions

Contact the local social service office with questions about the Family Support Grant (FSG).
* Apply at the county or tribal human services office
* Families will need to show proof of:
- Certification as disabled by Social Security or the State Medical Review Team (SMRT)
- Family income
- Make a budget of the costs that the family plans to use the grant for, with proof of how the need is disability-related


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Houston County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 725-5811
FAX (507) 725-3990

Last Update

6/14/2019

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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