You do not need to have MA to be eligible for grant funds but the family support grant should always be used last payer, if you are on MA and it covers a service or your private insurance is able to cover it. You may be asked to provide documentation that show denials off coverage from MA and/or your private insurance before getting approved.
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You do not need an assigned county case manager to be eligible for the grant. You will need to meet all of the requirements with income, age, disability, and need for the grant.
Yes, if you are currently using any other MA funded program you will need to consult with your case manager or the FSG Coordinator at ComSvsFamilySupportGrant@co.washington.mn.us to inquire if your situation is eligible.
Yes! We can use FSG funds as a gap services to assistance as long as you qualify while you wait for other services to be set up.
After all of the paperwork that is needed to process has been received you will be notified of what you have been approved for and the grant amount. It typically will take around 30-60 days to receive the funds.
As of right now, we can’t approve anyone that is 25 or older to receive grant funds. Please call the intake line to see if other services are available based on the needs of the person.
You can reapply yearly for the program and your eligibility will be reviewed again. There is a yearly max per year that one child is allowed to receive. If you do not qualify at some point after being approved you are responsibility for communicating this and returning any funds that you shouldn’t have received directly to the county.
Each child that qualifies for the Family Support Grant is allowed to receive up to the max amount each year as long as they qualify for the grant.
The checks are always mailed out the beginning of the month. It is very important to keep your mailing address updated with the case manager or the FSG coordinator. The checks are mailed directly to the family. We do not coordinate in-person pickups of the checks.