Home & Community-Based Services Provider Compliance Funding Webinar for Fiscal Year 2021-2022
In January 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final regulations, or rules, for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The rules require that HCBS programs funded through Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California) provide individuals with disabilities full access to the benefits of community living and offer services and supports in settings that are integrated in the community. This could include opportunities to seek employment in competitive and integrated settings, control personal resources, and engage in the community to the same degree as individuals who do not receive regional center services. The HCBS rules focus on the nature and quality of individuals’ experiences and not just the settings where the services are delivered.
In recognition that some service providers need to take steps towards modifying their services to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2023, the 2021 enacted budget contains $15 million to fund necessary changes. Enclosed is the Department of Developmental Services’ (Department) Fiscal Year 2021-22 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines for service providers who wish to apply for funding. The Department will post a letter, Guidelines, and application on its website.
Service Providers eligible to apply:
|Service Code Description
|Geriatric Facility (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly)
|DSS Licensed Specialized Residential Facility (Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Special Health Care Needs)
|Family Home Agency (Adult Family Home, Certified Family Home, Family Teaching Home)
|Adult Residential Facility
|Children’s Residential Facility; Group Home; Foster Family Home; Small Family Home
|Socialization Training Program
|Community Integration Training Program
|Community Activities Support Services
|Participant-Direct Community-Based Training Service for Adults (Community-Based Training Provider)
|Adult Development Center
|Behavior Management Program
|Adult Day Care (Adult Day Care Facility)
|Supported Employment Program-Group Services
|Work Activity Program
In addition the Department 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 1:00p.m. –2:00 p.m. and Friday, October 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. To register for any of the above webinars, follow the instructions found at https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/cms-hcbs-regulations/hcbs-compliance-funding/.