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S.F. No. 3749 - Customized Living Quality Improvement Grant Program Modifications - As Amended by the A-1 Amendment
Author: Senator Jim Abeler
Prepared By: Liam Monahan, Senate Analyst (651/296-1791)
Date: March 11, 2020


SF 3749 simplifies the eligibility and application process for an existing grant program directed toward providers of customized living services under the elderly waiver. SF 3749 also expands the eligibility for existing grant funding to providers of customized living services under the brain injury (BI) and community access for disability inclusion (CADI) waivers.

Section 1 [256.479, subdivision 1] specifies that a provider of customized living services may receive a grant of $1,000 per waiver recipient up to $50,000.

Subdivision 2, paragraph (a), specifies that an assisted living facility providing customized living services under the elderly waiver is eligible for a grant if the facility has more than 75 residents and at least 75 percent of those residents are elderly waiver participants.

Paragraph (b) specifies that a provider of assisted living services under the BI or CADI waiver is eligible for a grant if at least 75 percent of the providers clients are BI or CADI participants and the provider serves at least 75 BI and CADI waiver participants in licensed assisted living facilities in which at least six residents reside.

Subdivision 3 requires a grant applicant to attest to the applicant's eligibility for the grant.

Subdivision 4 allows the commissioner to audit a grant recipient's client census to determine the accuracy of the applicant's attestation and to seek recovery of grant funds in the event the attestation was inaccurate.

Subdivision 5 grants appeal rights to a grant recipient from whom the commissioner seeks to recover grant funds due to a determination that the applicant's attestation was inaccurate.

Subdivision 6 directs the commissioner to award grants in descending order of percentage of waiver participants to which the applicant attests.

New Section 2 (Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 9, article 14, section 2, subdivision 27) clarifies that the existing base appropriation for customized living quality improvement grants is to be used for the customized living provider grants using the new eligibility criteria described in section 1


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