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Request for proposal

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, through its Aging and Adult Services Division (State), is seeking proposals from qualified responders to improve overall quality of life for persons receiving customized living services through the Elderly Waiver. Preference will be given to providers that serve at least 75 percent Elderly Waiver participants.

During State Fiscal Years 2020-2021 it is estimated that approximately $1 million will be available to successful responders. One time grants will be available ranging from $20,000 to $200,000.  

Responders should be prepared to show how their proposal can positively affect the following domains of quality identified in a recent University of Minnesota (UMN) report on quality and quality measurement in assisted living. More information on these domains of quality can be found in the UMN’s complete report.

  • Person’s quality of life
  • Person and their family’s satisfaction
  • Safety
  • Health outcomes
  • Staff
  • Physical and social environment
  • Service availability
  • Core values and philosophy
  • Care services and integration

Request for Proposal (PDF)

Proposal submissions:
All proposals must be submitted online.

Please note that the online application process will require the use of templates provided. Consider logging into the application portal in advance of the application deadline to review the templates and the submission portal.

Key dates:

October 14, 2019 - Responders must submit questions in writing to dhs.aasd.hcbs@state.mn.us by 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST). 

October 21, 2019 - The State will post answers to the Responders questions 

October 28, 2019 - Proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. CST.

January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 - Contract period for successful responders

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the proposal, please contact:

Minnesota Department of Human Services
Aging and Adult Services Division
Email: dhs.aasd.hcbs@state.mn.us.

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