The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is pleased to announce that the Home- and Community-Based Services Stabilization Grant, as described in our HCBS Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Spend Plan, are now open.
HCBS providers can visit the Indiana HCBS Enhanced FMAP Spend Plan webpage to obtain more information and access resources including an informational video, FAQ, provider bulletin and attestation form. Topics covered in those resources include general background on the grants, eligible provider groups, process and timing expectations, grant methodology and required provider attestations.
- Background: As identified in the IN FSSA HCBS Spend Plan, the HCBS Stabilization Grant has been made available by FSSA to support providers and frontline staff affected by the public health emergency.
- Purpose: The purpose of the grant is both to retroactively address COVID-19-related expenses and challenges and to recognize the important work of frontline staff, including costs related to compensation and benefits, COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, and other COVID-19 related expenses, to allow providers to stabilize their operations.
- Eligibility: Currently active HCBS Medicaid providers who were also active during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This is defined as HCBS Medicaid providers who (1) submitted a claims expenditure in CY2021 and (2) submitted a claims expenditure in CY2019, CY2020, and/or CY2021.
- Attestation process and timing: Interested qualifying providers must submit a signed attestation form by Feb. 10, 2022, to be considered. FSSA will also establish an early deadline of Jan. 25, 2022, and attestation forms submitted before then will be reviewed and paid out early.
For more information, please see the informational video and FAQ. Please direct any questions and/or feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.