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9555.0400 SPONSOR.

To become the sponsor of an SC project for a community, an organization shall submit a grant application, consistent in form and content with these rules, to the Board on Aging for funds to develop and operate an SC project. In order to receive a grant, it is required that the potential sponsor shall:

A.

be a public or private nonprofit agency or organization with the authority to accept and administer such grants;

B.

agree to administer the project in accordance with state legislation and rules, policies, and procedures, and the conditions of the grant award set forth by the Board on Aging;

C.

accept full responsibility in the community for the development, implementation, management, and funding of the project;

D.

not be a volunteer station; and

E.

provide written assurances that the project will be conducted in consultation with, or with the participation of, an area agency on aging, the regional coordinating agent of the board.

Applications to provide senior companion services to individuals in their homes shall have priority over applications to provide services to those in group homes or institutions.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 256.977

Published Electronically:

October 8, 2007

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