HCBS Compliance Funding Availability for Service Providers for 2018-19

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Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Compliance Funding Availability for Service Providers for 2018-19 - Deadline December 14, 2018

The California 2018 Budget Act once again includes funding to assist service providers seeking to come into compliance with the Home and Community Based Services Final Rule. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established the HCBS Final Rule in March 2014[1]. Compliance with these new rules is required by March 2022. Recognizing the scope of changes required to be made in the system, to be in full compliance, the State of California has made funding, in the total amount of $15 million statewide, available for service providers to submit proposals regarding changes they will make to their services to be in compliance with these federal rules.

The Department of Developmental Services has developed Fiscal Year 2018-19 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines. These guidelines can be found on the DDS website at: http://www.dds.ca.gov/hcbs/. A deadline of December 14, 2018 has been established by DDS for eligible service providers to submit proposals/concept papers to their vendoring regional center. DDS will notify regional centers of selected concepts by March 15, 2019.

DDS has scheduled a series of webinars for interested parties to review the process and answer questions. These webinars are scheduled for:

 


SG/PRC will be holding a special "INFORMATIONAL MEETING" 
to provide information and guidance  on how to apply for compliance funding.

 Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 Meeting will be held at SG/PRC, 75 Rancho Camino Dr., Pomona, CA 91766

You can register for this meeting by 

clicking here

If you have any questions, please contact Lourdes Sanchez, SG/PRC Program Evaluator
at lsanchez@sgprc.org or (909) 706-3574.


For more information please access the DDS HCBS webpage at https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/ or click on the items below.



[1] https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/hcbs/index.html