ARPA Stakeholder Engagement

The Department is excited to offer all stakeholders a wide range of opportunities to become involved in the work surrounding the funding of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  The engagement of members, family, advocates, providers, and all other stakeholders is a critical part of this process. 

This page contains a calendar showing meeting information for all available opportunities to engage and will be updated regularly. Due to the requirements to use ARPA funding by March 2024, some of the stakeholder engagement processes might feel more abbreviated than typical and we appreciate the community's understanding of this. 

View the complete ARPA Stakeholder Engagement Plan, including all the types and methods of communication.

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November 2022

Updates for Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities

Updates for Providers

 

August 2022

Updates for Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities

Updates for Providers

 

May 2022

Updates for Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities

Updates for Providers

February 2022

Updates for Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities

Updates & Technical Assistance for Office of Community Living Providers

October 2021

Updates for Disability, Older Adult, & Advocacy Communities

Updates & Technical Assistance for Office of Community Living Providers

August 2021

August 2021 Slide Deck:

ARPA for HCBS Stakeholder Presentation - August 2021

ARPA for HCBS Stakeholder Presentation SPANISH - August 2021

Note: Slides presented were the same for all meetings below with an overview of ARPA and all possible funding strategies. Discussion and questions/answers were tailored to the specific audience for each meeting

Audience: General Stakeholders

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Topic: Update on the American Rescue Plan Act - General Stakeholders

RECORDING - August 24, 2021

Audience: Members, Families, Advocacy

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Topic: Update on the American Rescue Plan Act - Members, Families, Advocacy

RECORDING

May 2021

May 2021 Slide Decks:

Slide Deck - English

Slide Deck - Spanish

Note: Slides presented were the same for all meetings below with an overview of ARPA and all possible funding strategies. Discussion and questions/answers were tailored to the specific audience for each meeting

 

Audience: Behavioral Health Providers

When: May 26, 2021 1:30 PM Mountain Time 

Topic: Feedback about the American Rescue Plan Act - Behavioral Health Providers

RECORDING

 

Audience: Members, Family Members, Advocates

When: May 26, 2021 4:30 PM Mountain Time 

Topic: Feedback about the American Rescue Plan Act - Members, Family Members, Advocates

RECORDING

 

Audience: Long-term Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Providers

When: May 27, 2021, 8:30 AM Mountain Time

Topic: Feedback about the American Rescue Plan Act - Long-term Home Health and Private Duty Nursing Providers

RECORDING

 

Audience: Case Management

When: May 27, 2021 10:30 AM Mountain Time 

Topic: Feedback about the American Rescue Plan Act - Case Management

RECORDING

 

Audience: PACE Providers

When: May 27, 2021, 1:00 PM Mountain Time 

Topic: Feedback about the American Rescue Plan Act - PACE Providers

RECORDING

 

Audience: HCBS Providers

When: May 27, 2021, 3:00 PM Mountain Time 

Topic: Feedback about the American Rescue Plan Act - HCBS Providers

RECORDING

A voluntary Q&A Webinar was be held on October 24, 2022, from 1 - 2 p.m. via Zoom to allow prospective applicants the opportunity to ask questions to clarify the requirements for this grant.

A recording of the webinar can he found here. 

 

This dynamic and engaging 4 part series will provide person-centered insight and strategies to support people with Prader-Willi Syndrome to live happy, healthy, safe, and meaningful lives.

ARPA Project: 

Establish a Training Fund

Description:

Training is provided by the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA. Topics include Genetics and Medical Overview, Positive Behavior Support, and  Life in the Residence/ Working with Families.

Target Audience

  • Advocates
  • Caregivers
  • Children's Services Stakeholders
  • Case Management Agencies (CMAs)
  • Community Centered Boards (CCBs)
  • Families
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Providers
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Recipients
  • Hospitals
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Stakeholders
  • Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Stakeholders
  • Members
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Providers
  • Single Entry Point (SEP) Agencies

Questions:

Michele Craig, michele.craig@state.co.us 

Training Sessions:

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Genetics and Medical Overview - August 8, 2022

 

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Positive Behavior Support - August 9, 2022

 

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Providing Support with Dignity and Respect - August 10, 2022

 

Prader Willi-Syndrome: Life in the Residence/ Working with Families - August 11, 2022

 

All stakeholder engagement related to the following projects will be conducted through the Direct Care Workforce Collaborative.

  • 1.01 - Increase Payments to Providers and Workers 
  • 1.02 - Direct Care Workforce Data Infrastructure   
  • 1.03 - Standardized Core Curriculum & Specialization
  • 1.04 - Resource & Job Hub
  • 1.05 - Establish a Training Fund
  • 1.06 - Career Pathways
  • 1.07 - Public Awareness Campaign
  • 1.09 - Workforce Compensation Research
  • 1.10 - Rural Sustainability & Investment

To view meeting information, joining link, and meeting materials, visit the Direct Care Workforce Collaborative page. 

The Department’s Medicaid Operations Division hosted a live webinar on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, to assist providers with billing the temporary 2.11% rate increase, which utilizes Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. (See Operational Memo OM 22-010 for background information on the rate increase.)

Materials: