New Individual and Family Supports Program (IFSP) Application (Virginia Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, DBHDS)
The purpose of the Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) is to assist individuals on the IDD Waiver Wait List and their family members to access needed person-centered and family-centered resources, supports, services and other assistance as approved by the Department. The overall objective of the Individual and Family Support Program is to support the continued residence of an individual with IDD maintain his own home or the family home, which could include the home of a principal caregiver. To accomplish this, IFSP funds, once approved, are distributed directly to the requesting individual or family member.
Individual and Family Support Program funds shall not supplant or in any way limit the availability of services provided through a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT), or similar programs.
The Virginia Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) has posted the new Individual and Family Supports Program (IFSP) application.
Applications must be postmarked on or after November 15, 2016.
Applications postmarked prior to November 15, 2016 will not be processed.