Protection of Children

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)
General oversight
Provider standards
Standards for Room and Board
Standards for Supplemental Services
Payment Standards
Required Disclosures – License type, house rules
Vendor Profile
Group vs. Community


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:  

Legislative Impacts:  

Supporting Materials:  

Bulletins DHS Webpage:

Janet Goligowski
Sue Krey

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