Arkansas Balancing Incentives Program
Arkansas has been granted $61.2 million in BIP funding. This funding will be used to provide new or enhanced infrastructure and systems that support HCBS to Arkansans; specifically, the state is exploring the development of health homes and the Community First Choice and 1915(i) options. These new systems and options will help the state balance its LTSS system and will provide Arkansans with additional opportunities to receive long-term services and supports in their homes and communities.
In Arkansas, five Divisions within the state’s Department of Human Services play a role in the publicly funded long-term care system: the Division of Medical Services; the Division of Aging and Adult Services; the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services; the Division of Behavioral Health Services; and the Division of County Operations. These divisions are committed to working collaboratively to implement the Balancing Incentive Program. (no mention specifically of employment)
- Department of Mental Health
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Medicaid Agencies
- Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships