Minnesota Grants for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annual Report (2020)
Grants for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID Grant) provide financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students with intellectual and developmental disabilities who attend eligible Minnesota postsecondary institutions. The grant program was established in fiscal year 2018 and has received $800,000 total in state appropriations with no allocation for administrative costs. Despite having access to grant resources of ID Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant, Institutional Aid, and Outside Government Resources, ID Grant students had more than $800,000 in unmet tuition and fee costs during fiscal year 2020. A majority of ID Grant recipients were dependent with annual household income greater than $60,000. Recommendations of the program are: • Increase appropriation • Expand allowable expenses • Include appropriation for Office of Higher Education administration • Incentivize institutions to develop more Comprehensive Transition & Postsecondary programs
Minnesota Office of Higher Education. (2020). Grants for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Annual Report. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Office of Higher Education.