Family Support Grant (FSG)

The Family Support Grant Program provides cash grants to families of children, under 25 years of age (October 1st 2019) with a certified disability, residing at home. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the out-of-home placement of children and promote family health and social well-being by enabling access to family-centered services and supports.

Recipients between the ages of 14 to 25 are able to use the grant funds toward transitional services and supports to achieve an employment goal. When the recipient is working towards an employment goal they do not need to reside in their guardians/parents’ home to utilize grants funds but guardian/parent will be responsible for monitoring grant fund usage and follow program guidelines.

  1. Eligibility 
  2. How to Apply
  3. Grant Options
  4. Once Approved
  • Families must have an annual adjusted gross income that is less than $105,230 per year. 
    • If you are above this income you can apply for a hardship and your hardship will be reviewed.
    • Proof of income with most current tax forms are required when applying.
  • Currently, people receiving any Medical Assistance Waiver are not eligible for this program. People receiving Personal Care Assistance (PCA) or Consumer Support Grant are not eligible for the Family Support Grant Program unless approved prior and authorized by grant coordinator. 
    • You are allowed to use this program to fill a service gap time prior to actively using one of those programs or stop services under PCA/CSG for 30 days to obtain grant funds to make a lump sum purchase. 
If you have questions on whether you can use this as a “gap service or 30 day service stop”– contact your case manager or e-mail the Family Support Grant Coordinator.

For questions regarding funding or eligibility:

If you choose to complete an application and send by mail, the address is:
Washington County Community Services
Attn: Family Support Grant
13000 Ravine Parkway South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016