Community agency expenses incurred in providing extra transitional staff for individuals of extremely high need are reimbursable. Agencies must include documentation of the need (such as severity and frequency of behaviors) and a behavioral or other relevant program plan with their request for transitional staffing. Program plans must describe the agency's plan to phase out the transitional staffing.
Maximum Reimbursement - Reimbursement for Non-Base Start-Up Funding for transitional staffing will be limited to a maximum of eight hours per day, for 30 days, at the prevailing Model wage rate plus fringe benefits. An additional 30 days of reimbursement may be requested, but such requests must be reviewed on an individual-by-individual basis and can only be approved by the Associate Director, the Assistant Associate Director, or the Chief of the Bureau of Community Reimbursement.
24-Hour to Intermittent Support Transitional Staffing - The Department will make special consideration for reimbursement of transitional staff expenses incurred by community agencies who transition persons from 24-Hour Supports to Intermittent Supports. Also, special transitional staffing consideration will be given for new CILA residents who would generally receive 24-Hour Supports, but are provided with Intermittent services if the outcome is expected to be that the person can live with Intermittent Supports.
The Department will consider agency proposals for "24-Hour to Intermittent Support Transitional Staffing" on a case-by-case basis. CILA agencies who wish to pursue this option should contact their Network Facilitator