Disability Services Innovation Grants


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

“The Minnesota Department of Human Services offers disability services innovation grants. These grants promote innovative ideas to improve outcomes for people with disabilities. Funded projects include new ways to help people with disabilities in Minnesota:

-Achieve integrated, competitive employment

-Live in the most integrated setting

-Connect with others in their communities

During state fiscal year 2018, approximately $2 million will be available. Applications are now closed for this round of grants. DHS anticipates it will award contracts to four to 10 qualified responders. The maximum award will be $500,000.

DHS is distributing the innovation grants in three parts:

-The large grants program

-The microgrant program

-The small grant program”

  • Other
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services
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