ODP has updated Announcement 20-069 to provide guidance to Individual Support Planning Teams on the criteria for requesting a cap exception for the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and Community Living Waivers. (Updates appear in the document in red).
ODP will continue allowing additional P/FDS and Community Living Waiver cap exceptions consistent with the following guidance:
- CPS facility units may be re-allocated among CPS Facility, CPS Community, In-Home and Community Supports, Companion and/or Respite services.
- The cap exception is needed because of any other change in service as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- All cap exception changes must include documentation of why the impact of COVID-19 resulted in the need for the cap exception.
- The federal approval to grant COVID-19 related cap exceptions currently expires on March 10, 2021, so absent a further extension, FY 2021-22 individual plans must be within established caps for the P/FDS and Community Living waivers. In preparation for the expiration of the COVID-19 related cap exceptions, teams should meet prior to March of 2021 to discuss plan changes that will be necessary to ensure that FY 2021-22 plans are within established caps for P/FDS and Community Living Waiver.
In order to request a FY 20-21 cap exception as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, please complete the attached template and submit to your Regional Waiver Capacity Manager.