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American Rescue Plan Act: Medicaid HCBS Grants Supporting Quality and Innovation in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Sep 12, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has American Rescue Plan Act funding to provide grants to strengthen the home and community-based services (HCBS) system and support quality and innovation in the delivery of HCBS in Wisconsin. Funds will be distributed in both urban and rural areas and support diverse organizations and populations.

Project examples include:

  • Support organizations and providers with workforce training and service delivery improvements as they recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Develop and implement specialized training for direct care workers and managers
  • Help individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other significant disabilities find and retain work
  • Improve person-centered planning and implementation
  • Increase specialized care, services, and engagement for individuals with dementia, autism, children's long-term care needs, or persons with other disabilities
  • Expand the use of technology and telehealth by assisting HCBS providers with supplies and equipment
  • Reduce disparities and improve access to a diverse and culturally competent pool of HCBS providers
  • Prepare educational materials in accessible formats for individuals receiving HCBS
  • Promote access to technology to facilitate human connection for individuals receiving Medicaid HCBS and their caregivers
  • Support quality initiatives that improve services and supports and increase community engagement
  • Fund recruitment and retention activities for direct service workers of Medicaid HCBS providers
  • Purchase personal protective equipment and routine COVID-19 tests for direct service workers of Medicaid HCBS providers and people receiving Medicaid HCBS

Eligible applicants include:

  • Providers whose work supports HCBS participants
  • Managed care organizations with HCBS programs in Wisconsin
  • Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS) consultant agencies
  • Universities whose work supports HCBS providers or participants
  • Advocacy agencies whose work supports HCBS participants
  • Associations whose membership comprises HCBS providers
  • Local government agencies whose work supports HCBS providers or participants
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grant amounts will range from $25,000 to $2,000,000 with a total of $30,000,000 distributed over 2-3 application rounds.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Healthcare quality · Home and community-based services · Medicaid · Wisconsin

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