Direct Service Workforce Grant
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has announced the launch of the Direct Service Workforce Grant. Direct service workers are essential in providing the day-to-day, in person HCBS supports necessary for people to live, work, and participate in their communities. FSSA is dedicating $130 million throughout Indiana to this opportunity with a requirement that 95% of funding awarded flow through to direct service workers.
Developmental Services Inc. is excited to use our allotted funds to provide one-time bonuses, retention bonuses, and recruitment bonuses to eligible direct service workers. DSI plans to use 70% of our allotted funds to provide one-time bonuses; 15% of allotted funds on retention bonuses, 10% of allotted funds for recruitment activities and bonuses, and 5% for wraparound benefits.
Timing wise, our goal is to use the funding as soon as possible so that we can provide immediate funding to support out direct service workforce. Please reach out to Miriam O'Malley-Long (email@example.com) with any questions.