In recognition that some service providers need to take steps towards modifying their services to come into compliance with the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) regulations by March 2023, the enacted budget contains $15 million to fund necessary changes. Please open the attached Fiscal Year 2021-22 Department of Developmental Services (DDS) documents to learn more about how service providers may apply for this funding.

 

DDS will hold two, one-hour webinars to review the funding application process and answer questions. The webinars will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and Friday, October 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. To register for either of these webinars, follow the instructions found at https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/cms-hcbs-regulations/hcbs-compliance-funding/.

 

After attending one of the webinars and reviewing the DDS Fiscal Year 2021 DDS document to apply for the HCBS funding, providers are encouraged to further discuss their concept proposals by contacting :

 

Cindy Claus-John, Lake and Mendocino Counties                             or               Sierra Braggs, Del Norte and Humboldt Counties

cclaus-john@redwoodcoastrc.org                                                                           sbraggs@redwoodcoastrc.org

707-462-3832, ext. 224                                                                                                   707-445-0893, ext. 348