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NDDHS to hold stakeholder meeting

The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Medical Services Division is holding a "Money Follows the Person" grant stakeholder meeting on from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Pioneer Room at the Capitol. The public is welcome to attend.

Stakeholders act in an advisory capacity to the department and receive quarterly updates on grant activities, which are focused on community-based services for individuals with disabilities. Grant funds help eligible individuals transition from institutions to community settings.

Agenda items include discussion about the current transition benchmarks, housing initiative, options counseling program, adult protective services, nurse quality program, rental gap assistance and the grant's budget. Additional agenda items include an update on the Money Follows the Person N.D. State Hospital transition assistance fund, N.D. Developmental Center Transition Task Force, outreach to nursing facilities, and the Housing and Urban Development 811 PRA grant application submitted by the N.D. Housing Finance Agency. Other business may also be discussed.

Individuals who need accommodations to participate in the meeting can contact Jacob Reuter at 701-328-2321,, or Relay ND at 1-800-366-6888.