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Local nursing homes receive $522,222 in new state funding

Friday, August 4, 2023


Rep. Jeff Brand 

Minnesota House of Representatives 

District 18A – 651-296-8634– 

501 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155 



CONTACT:  Marlee Schlegel 

651-296-9873 or 

August 4, 2023 

Local nursing homes receive $522,222 in new state funding 

Saint Peter, MN – State Representative Jeff Brand (DFL-Saint Peter) announced that on Aug. 1, local nursing homes received a significant amount of new state funding as part of a bipartisan agreement to stabilize a sector of the economy that is facing financial hardship. 

“Nursing homes have been hit incredibly hard over the past few years, and when heading into this year’s legislative session, we knew sending assistance had to be prioritized, and I’m proud to say we got the job done” said Rep. Jeff Brand. “Under DFL leadership, the Legislature appropriated record amounts of funding for our state’s nursing homes, and a chunk of the money is going to land right here in our community and positively impact many of our neighbors.” 

Of these initial investments, $522,222 has been delivered to nursing homes in District 18A on Aug. 1. Local nursing homes will receive another significant one-time payment of the same amount on Aug. 1, 2024, totaling over $1 million for the biennium. Local facilities benefiting from the funds include: 

$271,152 to Benedictine Living Community in Saint Peter 

$251,070 to Pathstone Living in Mankato 

Rep. Brand recently was recognized by Benedictine Living Community Center in Saint Peter for his work in bringing these historical investments in long-term care and assisted living care.