American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Act
What it is: ARPA provides an increased temporary 10% federal match to states to use in their HCBS programs.
Here is the memo detailing what the ARPA funds may be used for:
Why it’s important: This provides Georgia with a half-billion dollars to use for HCBS. Georgia could address the waiting list, increase direct support wages, and many other improvements.
Georgia’s DD Network Recommendations to DCH and DBHDD on ARPA funds proposal
Georgia Department of Community Health’s Initial ARPA Spending Proposal
Georgia’s DD Network Response to Georgia’s Initial APRA Spending Proposal
CMS Response to DCH’s ARPA Spending Plan – Partial Approval
What you can do: Contact DCH, DBHDD, and your legislators and support the DD Network’s position
GENERAL ADVOCACY TOOLS:
Join Georgia Options’ Facebook Advocacy Page ‘GO 4 A Better Comp Waiver’