COVID Supports for Providers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS) has offered providers supports needed to maintain operations and quality services to people with developmental disabilities. These have included: 

    Offering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies to all individuals and providers free of charge

    Assisting agency providers with a one-time reimbursement of up to $5,000 for PPE purchased

    Providing free daily meals to direct support professionals and individuals served

    Offering technology grants to help individuals participate in virtual services and maintain community connections

    Assisting with the cost of virtual programs for people who need home-based staff assistance

    Paying the overtime portion of direct care staff wages for Homemaker Personal Care (HPC) providers

    Offering payments to Adult Day Services providers to offset overhead costs resulting from pandemic-related closures

    Funding building modifications that allow Adult Day Services providers to serve more people within the limitations posed by COVID-19 regulations

    Paying the enhanced rate to non-medical transportation providers

    Providing all direct support professionals, including independent providers, with a $100 incentive for their commitment to safety

    Sharing critical resources and information

Many of these supports are funded through the Montgomery County Human Services Levy.

If you are a DODD-certified provider and are not taking advantage of these resources, or if you have questions about the above items, please contact MCBDDS Provider Development Manager Mitchell Snyder.