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Funding Available for those on Medicaid Waiver Waitlist

 
By Jennifer Reese (LEND Director)
 
The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) is designed to assist individuals on the waiting list for the intellectual disability (ID) or developmental disability (DD) Medicaid waivers to access short-term resources, supports, and services that will help them remain in their own community homes. The settlement agreement between the Commonwealth and the U.S. Department of Justice on Virginia’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability System requires the IFSP to run until 2021.
 
FY 2017 Funding Period Announced
1) The Maximum Amount of Request per individual remains at $1000
2) Applications must be postmarked on or after November 15th, 2016
3) Any applications postmarked before November 15th will not be accepted


Items to Note:
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.
To be eligible for this program, an individual must be on the new, combined IDD Waiver Wait List.
 
Please pass on to all Support Coordinators, families and other interested parties.
 
The documents can be found at this link and then clicking the Individual Family Support Program (IFSP) tab in the middle of the page.
 
If individuals need help completing the application, or need assistance in completing the application in another language, please have them call the IFSP staff at (804)225-3810 or (804)663-7277.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Villa, IFSP Manager, via phone at (804)371-4696 or by email at bob.villa@dbhds.virginia.gov
 
Additional Contacts for IFSP include:
•             Roxie (Thompson) Lyons:    804-225-3810     Roxie.Thompson@dbhds.virginia.gov
•             Sandra Brown:                      804-663-7277     Sandra.Brown@dbhds.virginia.gov
 
Find the IFSP Guidelines online.