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HCBS Workforce Development Grant

Video: HCBS Workforce Development Grant – Introduction and How to Apply:
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The state made changes to this grant in May 2023. These grants will no longer affect eligibility for some economic assistance programs. They are now excluded from income for some tax purposes. Additionally, the income thresholds were increased so more people are now eligible to apply. See the tabs below for specific details.


The Minnesota Legislature has created a HCBS workforce development grant program to attract and retain direct care workers who provide home and community-based services for people with disabilities and older adults.

The grant, totaling $11,176,000, has received federal approval. This grant provides:

  • $5,588,000 in fiscal year 2023, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023 
  • $5,588,000 in fiscal year 2024, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024 

View the 2022 HCBS Workforce Development Grant legislative report (PDF) for information on stakeholder input and initiative development.


This grant supports the following initiatives:

  • Training stipend grants
  • Retention bonus grants
  • Employee-owned cooperative grants. 

Review the tabs below to see which workers are eligible, how to apply and related information.

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