American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Home and Community Based Services Enhanced Federal Match

Information about the Department's work to implement the recently passed federal law, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Enhanced Federal Match provision is included on this page. The enhanced match allows states to supplement not supplant existing funding. States must submit spending plans to the federal government to meet federal guidance and timelines. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Background

 

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Articles & Blog Posts

  • ARPA Stakeholder Spotlight - May 2022 - A profile of  Julian Wang, a peer advocate from Larimer county who is participating in Culture Change webinar panels that are focused on highlighting and hearing from members about their experiences with case management services. Read the profile
  • ARPA Project Highlight - Case Management Redesign - Read about how the Department is focusing on ways it can support case management agencies for upcoming changes with ARPA funding such as capacity-building funds, change management expertise, and evolving systems of support for agencies, members, and their families. Read the article
  • ARPA Stakeholder Spotlight - April 2022 - A profile of Christopher Maestas, General Manager, AMI-Wellness Home Health and member of the Children’s Services Steering Committee which is working on the ARPA Project 8.11 - Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Benefits Training. Read the profile
  • ARPA Project Highlight - Program For All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) - Read about the series of projects that are geared towards examining services provided under PACE and the type of services people receive to better understand the needs of those who receive PACE services. Read the article
  • ARPA Staff Spotlight - March 2022  - A profile of Michele Craig, Complex and Supportive Services Section Manager within the Office of Community Living, who is leading exciting and innovative projects around new systems of care and residential supports. Read the profile
  • ARPA Project Highlight - Community First Choice - Dig into the exciting future of Community First Choice (CFC) in Colorado, a program that will increase members' control of their own care and provide extra federal funding to the State.  Read the article
  • ARPA Staff Spotlight - February 2022  - A profile of Meredith Davis, Population Health Behavioral Health Special Projects Manager within the Health Programs Office, who is leading the implementation of ARPA-funded behavioral health projects. Read the profile
  • ARPA Project Highlight - Community Response Services Expansion Grant - Read about the work being done to expand and enhance the use of mobile crisis response services for Health First Colorado members. Read the article
  • ARPA Stakeholder Spotlight - January 2022  - A profile of Penny Whitney, Co-Chair Colorado Direct Care Workforce Collaborative (DCWC) as she explains the importance of the work being done with ARPA funding to support the workforce. Read the profile
  • ARPA Project Highlight - A Focus on the Workforce - A brief update on the work being done in the project category Strengthen the Workforce and Enhance Rural Sustainability. Read the update 

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