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DDS will hold two, one-hour webinars to review this process and answer questions. These optional webinars will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Friday, October 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To register, follow the instructions found at

By November 12, 2021, service providers need to submit their proposals to me electronically so that I may forward the proposals to DDS. This is a hard deadline. Please email your proposal to

By December 10, 2021, regional centers must submit all completed concepts and evaluations to DDS.

DDS will notify regional centers of selected concepts by February 25, 2022.


The following information can be found in the HCBS Compliance Funding BOX folder:

HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines Fiscal Year 21-22

HCBS Regulations of Provider Funding for Compliance Activities

HCBS Rules – Department Funding Guidance (Attachment C)

HCBS Concept Budget Template (Attachment C)


Examples of previously funded concepts:
• Outreach and information regarding the HCBS rules for [individuals] and members of their support teams.
• Supporting [individuals] on a more individualized basis to promote community integration and employment.
• Prioritizing the preferences of [individuals] and utilizing [participant] feedback in the development of the concept.

DDS will notify regional centers of the concepts selected for funding. Priority will be given to those who did not receive funding in the previous fiscal year.