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Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant: ViaQuest Community Solutions’ Plan
The Indiana division of Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) announced a grant to support the broad Direct Service Workforce in Indiana. We are grateful for the state’s focus and financial support for this integral and deserving workforce. One component of eligibility to receive the grant is that provider organizations must publish their company plans on how they plan to use the funds if they do get approved to receive this grant. The state shared a Frequently asked question document if you have further questions about the grant: FAQ.
VCS recognizes that the most helpful long-term investment would be an increase to reimbursement rates, which would allow VCS to make the ultimate improvement: base hourly pay increases for our Direct Support Professionals. With the temporary nature of the grant funding, we are pleased to share how we will focus use of the grant funds below:
VCS applied for this grant opportunity in December and received word in January that we were awarded a generous Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant. We are excited to announce that we will be passing along these funds in the form of bonuses to DSPs who provide RHS, DHI, Respite, and PAC.
Any questions regarding specific programs and amounts may be directed to Kelly Hartman, VP of ViaQuest Community Solutions at 317.396.0683.