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Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Funding Opportunity Now Available

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Funding Opportunity Now Available

The Department of Human Services (Department) Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL) has developed a funding opportunity under an approved HCBS spending plan that will provide American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to HCBS providers to strengthen HCBS.  The purpose of the funding opportunity is for the implementation of quality improvement projects by HCBS providers to improve the services available to HCBS participants through the Community HealthChoices (CHC) and OBRA 1915(c) waivers.  More specifically, this funding opportunity is focused on supplementing activities in a manner that improves and strengthens the quality of HCBS services.  The use of the ARPA funding, however, is limited to those activities that supplement HCBS services rather than supplant the existing services. 

The Department will provide funding of up to $40,000 per approved request submission to qualified providers to help HCBS providers implement projects to improve the quality of services provided to individuals in the CHC and the OBRA waiver programs.  The Department will approve funding on a one-time basis to each qualified provider. The Department will review and approve submissions in the order in which they are received until the total funding allocated has been exhausted.

Please see the attached Funding Opportunity document for more information and for the HCBS Quality Incentive Funding Request Form. The document is also available on the Department’s Long-Term Care Providers web page under the heading “Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Funding Opportunity.”
 
If you have any questions about this message, please send them to the OLTL HCBS Opportunities resource account at RA-PWOLTLHCBSOpportunities@pa.gov.

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