Group Residential Housing (GRH) Update - April 2017
Key Highlights This Month:
- GRH is a state-funded program that provides at a minimum, room and board for adults who live in certain authorized group living arrangements. It’s a program for adults with disabilities/disabling conditions who can’t support themselves.
- The goal is to prevent or reduce homelessness or institutionalization.
- GRH is unique in that the income supplement is not paid directly to the recipient.
- GRH Agreements are a document between Agency (county or tribe) and Vendor (provider)
July 1, 2017 deadline for Board and Lodge facilities to complete background checks on their staff.
- Staff Qualifications:
- One of the following: (1) A course of study in health or human services field; (2) One-year experience with the target population; (3) Experience as a certified peer specialists (MN Statutes 256B.0615); (4) Meets the requirements for unlicensed personnel under MN Statutes 114A.43 or 114A.483
- Hold a current driver’s license
- Completion of vulnerable adult mandated reporter training
- Background study (completed by 7/1/17)
Overpayment pilot in three Counties begins soon
- Go live date is July 1, 2017
- Three pilot counties will start in April: Dakota, Goodhue, Anoka
- Counties will be trained by Regions in May and June
Requested Actions Needed From MACSSA:
New Trends in This Area:
Legislative proposals appear to be moving through both Senate and House bills related to outreach requests and other changes. Funding for administrative purposes is not included in either body.
Issues/Concerns Regarding This Topic:
- 16-48-02, Group Residential Housing 2015 Legislative Changes Status Update
- 17-32-05, Title IV-E Group Residential Facilities (GRF) Time Study – Operations & Activity Codes
- 17-32-06, Title IV-E Group Residential Facilities Cost Report (DHS-2901) Instructions
- 17-32-10, Group Residential Facilities with Mental Health Certification (MHC) – cost Report Instructions