The State of California minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. If a vendor number has multiple rates that are impacted by the minimum wage increase, you must submit one workbook for each sub-code rate. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
CMS Final Rule
The CMS Final Rule specifies that federal funds cannot be used to fund segregated services for persons with disabilities effective March 17, 2019.
Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule - What Does It Mean for Me? (English info sheet posted on 07.18.17)
Regla Final de los Servicios Basados en el Hogar y la Comunidad (HCBS) ¿Qué significa para mí? (Spanish info sheet posted on 07.18.17)
Check out the new EFSLMP Resource: Pilot Provider Transformation Manual (posted 05.31.17)
DDS 2017-18 HCBS Transition Grant Info and Resources
Read the funding letter: Home and Community-based Services Regulations - Provider Funding for Compliance Activities (posted 11.13.17)
Enclosure A: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rules - Settings/Services Identified in the Statewide Transition Plan (posted 11.13.17)
Enclosure B: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rules - HCBS Compliance Funding Regional Center Contact Information (posted 11.13.17)
Enclosure C: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rules - Compliance Evaluation and Concept Form (posted 11.13.17)
Adult Day Program
View notice to Day Programs (posted 01.19.16)
View notice to After School Programs (posted 01.19.16)
View notice to Residential Providers (posted 03.15.16)
View notice to Work Activity Programs (posted 01.19.16)