The Dept. of Human Services has posted the Request for Information/Request for Application information on their website. I encourage all service providers to enroll and show your interest in rebalancing the disability system. As we discussed at the last Executive Forum meeting, there is no downside to filling out the applications because you will have the opportunity to discuss this process before formal contracts are agreed upon.
Go to www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx. The RFI/RFA form and instructions can be found by typing in RFI in the search box. Number 9 is the form, and number 10 is the instructions.
If you would like to check this out further, please go to the DHS website to the heading, New, check previous, and click on Rebalancing Initiative for State-Operated Developmental Centers Request for Information/Application.
Keep me in the loop about this new application process to support moving individuals into the community utilizing person-centered practices.
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423