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Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties

Family Support Grant (FSG)

Human Services Office - Faribault County

412 N Nicollet St, Blue Earth, MN, 56013-1247

Distance: 1006 Miles

(507) 526-3265

Website

http://www.fmchs.com

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


More information


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


Area Served

Faribault County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 526-3265
FAX (507) 526-2039
TDD (507) 526-3265

Last Update

7/10/2020

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