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Announcements, Service Providers | September 16, 2021

Call for Promoting Service Access and Equity Grant Program Applications – Deadline is Nov 3rd!

Dear Service Providers:

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is now accepting 2021-22 Service Access and Equity Grant applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) regional centers (RCs). Please help us share this important information to prospective applicants by sharing this message and the linked documents with your networks.

This year’s grant focus is to reinforce effective strategies that will lead to a culturally and linguistically responsive developmental disability service system to improve service access and empower all individuals and families served. Proposals must address a local community or statewide issue/barrier identified through POS data, stakeholder feedback, and/or RC plans and recommendations to promote equity and reduce disparities.

Applicants must review the 2021-22 Guidelines and follow the DDS Application Instructions located on the Department’s website here. All applications must be submitted online through GrantVantage here no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on November 3, 2021. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be posted to the Department’s website.

The Bidder’s Conference will be held via Zoom on September 16, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register in advance for the Bidder’s Conference here. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the Bidder Conference to: Interpretation will be provided in ASL, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Linked below are the shareable PDFs that have additional details and links to the 2021-22 Guidelines and the Bidder’s Conference.

Call for Promoting Service Access and Equity- Grant Program Applications- Notice to Prospective Applicants

Convocatoria de Aplicaciones del Programa de- Subvenciones para Promover el Acceso al Servicio y la Equidad- Aviso a los Posibles Solicitantes

呼吁促进服务可及性和公平性- 补助项目申请- 潜在申请者须知

Kêu Gọi Thúc Đẩy Quyền Tiếp Cận Dịch Vụ Và Công Bằng- Đơn Đề Nghị Chương Trình Tài Trợ- Thông Báo Gửi Các Đương Đơn Tiềm Năng

We appreciate your assistance with sharing information about the 2021-22 Service Access and Equity Grant funding opportunity!


Department of Developmental Services

Announcements, Service Providers | September 3, 2021

Joint Stakeholder Announcement

The State of California is pleased to announce it has selected Sandata Technologies, LLC as the State Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Vendor. As California’s Phase II EVV partner, Sandata will provide comprehensive EVV solutions in compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act. EVV solutions ensure all Medicaid-funded personal care services and home health care services are electronically verified at the time of the visit.

Sandata is providing California with a robust EVV solution that includes the ability to capture data elements during the visit, data portals that allow providers to view and report on visit activity, and an EVV Aggregator to provide California with EVV program oversight and analytics. The EVV Aggregator will also receive data from providers that choose to use their existing EVV system. The California EVV program will include over 7,000 provider agencies and 180,000 members.

California and Sandata will actively engage stakeholders to support a successful launch. California plans to implement EVV functionality for personal care services by January 2022, and for home health care services by January 2023. Stay tuned for more exciting information to come!

Joint Stakeholder Announcement

Announcements, Service Providers | June 22, 2021

Vendor Independent Reviews and Audit

Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code section 4652.5
Vendor Independent Review and Audit RequirementsATTACHED

The Department of Developmental Services (Department) issued the ATTACHED January 31, 2018 correspondence to regional centers regarding these statutory requirements.

Announcements, Service Providers | December 2, 2020

Alternative Services and Supports Technical Assistance and Training

San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) have identified a need to create a Statewide Technical Assistance and Training Agent to coordinate a variety of supports to service providers to implement the Alternative Nonresidential Services model.  The Request for Proposals has concluded; Easterseals Southern California and California Disability Services Association were selected.  Please see the attached announcement from SDRC and DDS and share it with your service providers and other stakeholders.

DDS Alternative Services and Supports Technical Assistance and Training Announcement