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DDS Information: HCBS Funding for Providers

Post Date:October 22, 2019

In recognition that some service providers need to take steps towards modifying their services to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2022, the 2019 enacted budget contains $15 million to fund necessary changes. View the Department of Developmental Services’ (DDS) Fiscal Year 2019-20 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines for service providers who wish to apply for funding.

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) released information that outlines the process for regional center funded service providers to apply for funding to help in their transition toward compliance under the new Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rules that impact a wide range of programs, services and supports for a significant amount of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Service providers can apply for funds using forms provided by DDS through the Regional Centers. Regional centers can make recommendations for funding based on local priorities. All submitted forms will be forwarded to DDS for final approval. The deadline established by DDS for Providers to submit their completed concepts to ELARC is November 22, 2019.

The Department will hold two, one-hour webinars to review the funding application process and answer questions. The webinars will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Information regarding the funding process, by fiscal year is available. To view the DDS memo along with its four components, forms and further information, view the Department of Developmental Services Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) webpage.