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Workforce Development and Training: DSP Training Stipend Program

In June 2022, the budget Trailer Bill for developmental services, SB 188 (Chapter 49, Statutes of 2022), added Welfare and Institutions (W&I) Code section 4699.2, which established the DSP Training Stipend Program with the intent to enhance the quality of services received by clients, improve DSP retention, and increase interest among DSPs in skills development and continuous learning opportunities by offering stipends for the completion of training courses. 

Through this program, DSPs can receive up to two $625 (before taxes) stipends for completing approved training courses. The DSP Training Stipend Program is time-limited and all trainings must be completed by June 30, 2024.

Click here to view more information on the eligibility requirements, accessing training courses, billing process and point of contacts.

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For questions, e-mail Christine Irigoyen at