05/01/24 Public Meeting: Provide Input on NBRC’s Performance Plans

We want to hear from you!

Please Join NBRC on May 1, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. to give input on NBRC’s Performance Plan, as well as to provide feedback on NBRC’s previous plan objectives and outcomes.

The NBRC Performance Plan measures NBRC’s ongoing performance on desired statewide outcomes, and compares North Bay Regional Center’s performance with the statewide average for all 21 regional centers in California. These desired outcomes reflect the state’s public policy direction for developmental services in the community.

We continue to fulfill planned activities, with the intent of improving outcomes as directed by individuals and families served, community members, Board of Directors, and NBRC employees.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: In Person or via Zoom

In Person: Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Dr., Fairfield CA 94534

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89709687840?pwd=QjlIcTc0dzBBNXA2OEpLanVjOFltUT09

Meeting ID: 897 0968 7840

Passcode: 912329

If you have additional input before or after this meeting, please feel free to email:  services@nbrc.net


New DDS Provider Directory launching in Spring/Summer 2024!

In Spring/Summer 2024, DDS is launching an online Provider Directory. Its full capabilities will be released in phases.  In the first phase, service provider owners and designated regional center representatives will be invited to create an account and collaborate to ensure accurate provider information is in the system.  Support, including on-demand training, will be available soon.

Questions? Email us at providerdirectory@dds.ca.gov or visit us online at https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/provider-directory/.

NCI Survey Presentation 03/06/24 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) at our Board of Director’s meeting, on March 6, 2024 at 6 p.m. for a presentation on the National Core Indicator (NCI) Survey.  These surveys give individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families the opportunity to voluntarily and confidentially participate in surveys to share their experiences on access to and use of regional center and community services.

  • Survey responses help California learn how it is doing compared to other states.
  • Survey responses help the regional centers see what they are doing well and what they can improve on.

For more information on the NCI Survey please visit:


Meeting details

When: March 6, 2024

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom or in person at Solano County Special Education 5100 Business Center Dr, Fairfield, CA 94534

Join Zoom Meeting


Webinar ID: 897 0968 7840

Passcode: 912329

If Connecting via Phone: 1-669-900-6833

Languages: Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available



Service Needs Survey/Encuesta de Necesidades de Servicio

NBRC is currently developing our annual Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) that is approved by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). This plan provides start-up funding to develop new programs, for individuals served by NBRC.  NBRC needs your input into what services are needed and what priorities our plan should include. This survey also informs NBRC’s Resource Development Department about what additional services need to be developed outside of the CRDP Plan.
Please take a few minutes to answer the survey questions. NRBC’s service priorities will be posted on our website in early October 2023.


El Centro Regional del Norte de la Bahia (NBRC) está desarrollando un Plan de Recursos Comunitarios para la aprobación por el Departamento de Servicios de Desarrollo (DDS). Este plan proporcionará financiación inicial para nuevos programas necesarios en los condados de Napa, Solano y Sonoma. NBRC necesita su opinión sobre qué servicios se necesitan y qué prioridades debe tener nuestro plan. Tómese unos minutos para responder las preguntas de nuestra encuesta. El plan de NBRC se publicará en nuestro sitio web para obtener más comentarios, antes de enviarlo al Departamento de Servicios de Desarrollo (DDS).

Profavor, tómese unos minutos para completar la encuesta.


FY 2023-24 NBRC Service Development Priorities

Community Resource Development Plan FY 23-24 – NBRC’s  Local Priorities

A Community Resource Development Plan (CRDP) is developed by each regional center in California with stakeholder input. This plan will be used to develop new resources for individuals with developmental disabilities living in the community.

NBRC gathered stakeholder input via survey and needs assessments to determined the below DRAFT local priorities for the development of NBRC’s Community Resource Development Plan:

  • Paid Employment Programs
  • Behavioral Services
  • Speech Therapy
  • Socialization and Training Programs for teens
  • Dental Services
  • Home Health Services
  • Housing for individuals with intense behavioral needs
  • Affordable Housing

NBRC will submit its 2023-24 fiscal year Community Resource Development Plan to the Department of Developmental Services by November 13, 2023.  Once the plan is approved by the Department of Developmental Services, NBRC will publish Requests for Proposals asking service providers to develop new services to meet these priorities.



DSP Training Stipend Available – Two $625 Payments

Beginning September 1, 2023, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) may receive up to two $625 (before taxes) stipends when they complete online training courses approved by the Department of Developmental Services available in the ARCA Learning Center.  The DSP Training Stipend Program runs through June 30, 2024, and all courses must be completed by that date.

Below please find NBRC’s process for vendors and DSP staff to access this new program, including information on who qualifies for this program.

NBRC DSP Stipend Program

Additional information can be found at www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/workforce-initiatives/ select DSP Training Stipend.

For questions regarding this program, please  reach out to dspworkforce@nbrc.net


Vendor DSP Workforce Survey-$8000 Incentive Payment


Register Here

The 2022 DSP Workforce Data Collection will begin in early May 2023.

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is collecting data from agencies that employ Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) about factors that impact the workforce. Registration is required to participate.  The data collection effort will collect data, through an online survey, on vendor agencies’ direct service professionals (DSPs) for calendar year 2022. Vendor agencies who are eligible to participate in the data collection and complete the survey in its entirety will receive an $8000 incentive after the data collection has ended. 

Below please find links to more information on the DSP Survey: 

DSP Workforce Survey Flyer

Link to the DDS Website with information on the Survey


Questions regarding the DSP Workforce Survey

Register Here