The New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is pleased to announce the New York State Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) Transformation Fund to provide an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to make strategic investments to transform non-institutional Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Specifically, OPWDD is looking for investments that complement the BIP Goals as outlined New York State’s BIP Work Plan available at
OPWDD will convene Community Dialogues to solicit feedback from families, providers and self advocates on next steps related to implementation of the Employment Transformation Plan which was finalized on May 1, 2014.  The employment plan is available on OPWDD's website: is requesting feedback on the following:Funding and/or programmatic strategies that could assist in the successful implementation of the Employment Transformation Plan.Strategies that could...
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On May 3, 2014, OPWDD posted for public comment a description of OPWDD’s HCBS Settings Transition Plan as required by CMS’s recently adopted rules that contain standards for home and community based settings and that require the State to submit a transition plan at the time of an HCBS waiver renewal.  This transition plan is required to set forth the actions the State will take to bring the waiver into compliance with the regulatory standards.  OPWDD’s response to the thoughtful comments received from the public can be viewed here.  ...