OADS Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Innovation Grants Funding Opportunity
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for innovative pilot projects in alignment with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to promote greater opportunities for independence and integration in community life for HCBS waiver program members. Project grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. Applications are due by November 8, 2022. The projects will be funded using American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds and this provides an opportunity to implement and pilot projects outside the scope of existing MaineCare services.
The goal of this initiative, called the “HCBS Innovation Grants Funding Opportunity”, is to test innovative service options for waiver members enrolled in MaineCare Sections 18, 19, 20, 21, and 29. Piloted service options that achieve desired outcomes may be considered for potential MaineCare reimbursement in the future.
How to apply: Eligible providers must apply for this grant through a Request for Application (RFA) process through the Maine Department of Administration and Finance Services (DAFS) website. Please refer to RFA 202208125 for provider eligibility requirements (see part C, “Eligibility” of the “Details and Instructions” section).
All communication and questions regarding the RFA must go through the official RFA Coordinator, as listed on the cover page of the RFA document.
Thank you and we look forward to receiving your applications.