Grant Distribution Reports
The Minnesota Department of Health released funding from the MERC/PMAP distribution to sponsoring institutions at the end of April 2014. Statute allows the sponsoring institutions 60 days to forward these funds to the 2011 clinical training facilities included on the MERC Application. Training facilities should expect funding to arrive no later than June 30, 2014.
Funding for the MERC program has two sources: (1) Minnesota's cigarette tax ("MERC funding"), which is funding appropriated to MERC and includes federal Medicaid matching funds; and (2) Medicaid Managed Care ("PMAP funding"), which is funding appropriated to MERC through the Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP).
This year's grant distribution was made based on two formulas:
- MERC funding: The grant formula for this funding had no FTE minimum, the minimum facility grant was $1,000, and facilities whose relative revenue met or exceeded 0.98 percent were eligible for a 20 percent supplemental grant. Grants could not exceed clinical training expenses.
- PMAP funding: The grant formula for this funding was based on a minimum 0.1 FTE (full-time equivalent) per facility, with minimum facility grant of $5,000 and a 10 percent supplemental grant to a facility whose relative revenue met or exceeded 0.98 percent. Grants could not exceed clinical training expenses and were capped at the 95th percentile per FTE. The provider types added during the 2013 legislative session were eligible for this portion of the distribution.
For more background on the formulas used, see 2013 Minnesota Statutes section 62J.692.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Clinical Training, FY2014 Funding
For historical MERC grant distribution reports, see Previous MERC/PMAP Grant Distributions page.
Useful hint on reports: To search by clinical training facility, Press CTRL F. To avoid abbreviation issues, enter only a portion of the facility name. Example St.________ may be listed as Saint or St. or ST. Search only the second portion of the name (where the underline is).