RiteCare Grant Program

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RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul awards two-year financial grants(1) to pay up to $7,500 of the cost of speech and language therapy for children.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul accepts children ages three through six who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word. This service is open to residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Seven-County Metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties). Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s ability to pay.

HOW TO APPLY
An evaluation of a child is required prior to applying for a grant. Evaluations are generally conducted by Speech and Language Pathologists within a healthcare system, school system, specialty clinic, or an independent provider. To find a Speech and Language Pathologist in your area, ask your health care provider or local school district for a referral, or check the local yellow pages under Speech-Language Pathologists.

If the evaluation determines speech therapy is required, parents can apply for a grant from RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul by submitting the completed grant application (pdf) to grants@ritecaremsp.org or by mail to our office at 2011 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405.

The child’s health care insurance company should be contacted by whoever is selected as the service provider as many insurance companies provide coverage for these services. The grant will pay the service provider for any co-pays and deductibles if the child has health insurance coverage for speech and language therapy. Cost of evaluations is not covered by the RiteCare® grant.

Once a grant application has been approved, RiteCare® of Minneapolis-St. Paul will make the necessary financial arrangements with the service provider for billing and payments. All payments will be made directly to the service provider.

(1)Grant coverage commences from date of grant approval.