The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration is excited to announce that $172 million of the Home and Community-Based Services Stabilization Grant has been awarded to 1156 providers across the state. The HCBS Stabilization Grants were designed to provide immediate stabilization to Indiana’s workforce and community-based provider network.
Announced on Jan. 10, 2022, FSSA made available $173 million of Indiana’s HCBS enhanced FMAP funding, provided by Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act, as HCBS Stabilization Grants. Due to the grant requirement to pass through at least 75% of the grant directly to their workforce, at least $129 million of the awarded dollars were directed to the HCBS workforce. Providers received an 8.1% increase applied to their qualifying baseline claims expenditure for a median payment of $54,000. For more information, please see the payment FAQ.
Looking ahead, FSSA will email a survey to all participating providers to capture how they spent the funding and the overall impact on their workforce and services.
FSSA looks forward to continuing to provide support to Indiana’s HCBS community throughout Phase 2 as outlined in the HCBS Spend Plan. For future updates, please visit the HCBS Enhanced FMAP Webpage.