Strategies for engaging and retaining employees
CMS approves civil money penalty (CMP) grant dollars to address employee turnover and its impact on the resident experience and quality of life in Minnesota skilled nursing facilities.
Align selected as provider of Employee Engagement Solution for Minnesota focus on stabilizing senior care workforce.
Care Providers of Minnesota and LeadingAge Minnesota collaboratively led the charge for this two-year initiative, which offers full funding to nursing facilities to improve engagement and retention. In conjunction with Department of Health Services and Align, this project will provide tools to both measure staff engagement and make meaningful improvements to create a more engaged workforce. Ultimately, this will positively impact the experience of Minnesota skilled nursing residents.
Final round open for submission: December 6, 2021
Final round application closes: January 30, 2022
Expected notification date: March 2022 – Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis (review and selection of proposals will take place during this period of time)
Who can apply: Minnesota skilled nursing facilities
Maximum number of grants awarded: 150
Increase engagement levels
Increase employee retention
Ultimately, improve the resident experience and quality of life
Grant monies available to positively impact the resident experience with employee engagement
Watch the recorded webinar to learn more about this opportunity to participate in the grant and progressively develop and sustain engaged employees
This initiative will fully fund:
A comprehensive employee engagement process, complete with evidence-based retention resources
Data collection and analysis through surveys across the entire employee life cycle — new hires, current staff and exiting employees — to help you make informed improvement decisions
Staff and customer communication tools
Leadership training for managers and supervisors — because employee engagement is highly influenced by the behaviors and actions of your frontline leaders
Benchmarking on multiple data points compared to participating facilities in Minnesota
LEARN MORE BY WATCHING THESE BRIEF VIDEOS:
CMP grant dollars: An opportunity to stabilize your workforce (3:11 min.)
Improve your residents’ experience and quality of life (2:20 min.)
Engage employees for a stable and motivated workforce (2:47 min.)
Connect with new hires early and often (3:07 min.)
Capture the big picture by listening to all employees (3:08 min.)
Engage and empower supervisors with Instant Impact (2:17 min.)
5 EASY STEPS TO APPLY FOR GRANT DOLLARS:
Download RFP from Minnesota Department of Human Services web site entitled "Nursing Facility Align Employee Engagement Project."
Read the RFP to ensure you understand the goals and participant expectations of this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.
Download application from the Minnesota Department of Human Services web site.
Questions about application? For technical assistance in preparing your RFP response, please contact Munna Yasiri, MN Department of Human Services, at (651) 431–2264 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contacting any other state employee in connection with this RFP could result in rejection of your response.
Questions about Align? Email us at email@example.com
Complete and submit your application package to DHS. The fillable form must be submitted to DHS as an email attachment by midnight on November 23, 2021. The email address for submission is: DHS.NFRP.CostReport@state.mn.us
DHS will review applications and notify you if your application is accepted.
Once you’ve received notification of acceptance, contact Align to arrange for your contract. Align will provide an invoice. Following payment, Align will provide you with a receipt to be submitted to DHS.
Submit receipt to DHS for reimbursement of the full amount through CMP grant dollars.