ThinkSelf, Minnesota’s Deaf Adult Basic Education Program
2375 University Avenue West, Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55114
Education Manager (612) 405-4472
Voice/Videophone (651) 964-2052
Fax: (651) 256-1053
Application for Funds Support Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults
Use this application to request funds authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.57 for interpreter and note-taker services for deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing adults. Only the authorized fiscal agent indicated in the “Applicant Agency and Program Information” section should submit this application. Please print or type entries and complete all information requested. Please read the instructions when entering data in the areas below. Submit form in duplicate for approval to the above address. NOTE: Final claim must be submitted by July 15 for the prior fiscal year. Link to application for reimbursement of funds at the Minnesota Department of Education – Forms are listed alphabetically. Scroll to “Application for funds support services for deaf and hard of hearing adults” for a PDF that can be completed online. http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/forms/
Link to Minnesota Statutes, Section 124D.57
Hearing Aid Financial Resources:
Community Service Clubs
Some clubs, such as Kiwanis and Lions, may have funds to assist community members in purchasing hearing aids – but not all clubs give monies directly to individuals. You will need to contact the service club(s) in your area to see if they have funds available to assist in purchasing devices.
Equipalife Micro Loan Program
Assistive Technology of Minnesota
P.O. Box 310
Maple Plain, MN 55359-0310
(763) 479-8239 (Voice) or (866) 535-8239 (Voice)
(800) 627-3529 or 7-1-1 (Minnesota Relay for TTY users)
Starkey Hearing Foundation – HEAR NOW Foundation
Hear Now is an application based program that provides hearing help to low-income Americans. Each person is fit with new, top-of-the-line digital hearing aids that are customized to their hearing loss. Call or email if you know someone is struggling with hearing loss and unable to afford hearing aids.
6700 Washington Avenue South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Disability Hub Minnesota
A free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system and plan for your future.
Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(651) 964-1427 VP
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Provides information and referrals at many locations throughout the state.
St. Paul (651) 431-5940
St. Cloud (800) 456-3690
Duluth and Virginia (888) 234-1322
Moorhead (800) 456-7589
Mankato (800) 331-1148
Minnesota Department of Human Services, Interpreter Agencies
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
The Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf is a free state school for students that are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, serving students Birth-21. Located in Faribault, MN
Provides services for uninsured or under insured individuals.
Midwest Center for Post Secondary Outreach
Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Minnesota Department of Human Services
The DHS provides mental health services and information to help Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing and their families. Six locations throughout Minnesota.
Minnesota Department of Human Services – Telephone Equipment Distribution Program (TED)
The TED Program provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. The equipment is loaned out at no cost as a long-term loan. Available equipment include Captel phones, light flashing ring signalers, TTYs, amplified telephones, loud ringers, hands free speakerphones and more.
Online access to statewide community resources and has a link specifically for disabilities.
Minnesota Mental Health Resource List
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Adults
Minnesota Sign Language Interpreter Referral