Self‐Determination Program Fair – Friday, February 7, 2020

Self‐Determination Program Fair
Friday, February 7, 2020

What is a Self‐Determination Fair?
Our fair will be a one‐stop shop for Self‐Determination Program participants. We will have representatives from NBRC, fiscal management services, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, plus informational booths on Person‐Centered Plans, Budgets, Spending Plans, and Independent Facilitators.

Who should attend?
Self‐Determination participants and families People interested in Independent Facilitation &
Person‐Centered Plans

Where & When is the Fair?
Friday, February 7, 2020
• 9:30 am ‐ 11:30 am
• NBRC Santa Rosa
• 2351 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Friday, February 7, 2020
• 2 pm ‐ 4 pm
• The Arc‐Solano
• 3272 Sonoma Blvd., Suite 4, Vallejo

Why should I attend?
Network with other participants and families
Get your questions answered Meet the Self‐Determination Local Advisory Committee for NBRC Meet the Fiscal Management Service vendors
Learn about Person‐Centered Plans Find out dates for SCDD run Independent Facilitator trainings Talk to NBRC Self‐Determination Service Coordinators

Questions? Contact Sonia Jones at
SDP Fair Sponsored by the NBRC Self‐Determination Local Advisory Committee

PSPS Update and Community Resource Centers Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties

Napa County Community Resource Centers – PG&E will be standing up Community Resource Centers which they staff.  PG&E notes that the following services are available at CRC’s: charging stations, snacks (non-perishable), ice, blankets, heat, restroom facilities and water.

–        Mount St Helena Golf Course, 2025 Grant St., Calistoga – 8AM to 8PM

–        St Helena Catholic School, 1255 Oak Ave., St. Helena – 8AM to 8PM

Charging Stations

Napa County:

The County has arranged for four charging stations which are primarily for charging devices.  Other services are typically not offered, but restroom facilities are available.

–        Lake Berryessa Senior Center (4380 Spanish Flat Loop Road, Napa) – 8AM to 5PM

–        Napa County Library  (580 Coombs St., Napa) 10AM to 9PM

–        Yountville Library (6516 Washington St, Yountville) – 8AM to 6PM

–        Yountville Community Center (6516 Washington St, Yountville) 8AM to 6PM

Visit the Napa County webpage to view PSPS outage zones and for information on local CRCs and Charging Centers locations and hours.

Solano County:

S&S Supply

2700 Maxwell Way

Fairfield, CA 94534

Hours: 8am-8pm



1751 E Monte Vista Ave

Vacaville, CA 95688

Hours: 8am-8pm


Sonoma County

Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds

1 Citrus Fair Drive

Cloverdale, CA 95425

Hours: 8am-8pm


Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building

1351 Maple Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Hours: 8am-8pm


Olsen Ranch House

37600 Highway 1

Sea Ranch, CA 95412

Hours: 8am-8pm


Hanna Boys Center

17000 Arnold Drive

Sonoma, CA 95476

Hours: 8am-8pm

DDS Safety Net Stakeholder Roundtable Discussions – November 2019

NBRC would like your input!

DDS Safety Net Stakeholder Roundtable Discussions Flyer

Spanish DDS Safety Net Stakeholder Roundtable Discussions

As part of our ongoing effort to expand the continuum of crisis and safety net services, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is again reaching out to families and stakeholders to hear directly about their experiences with, and perceptions about, crisis and other “safety net” services.  DDS is conducting a series of three larger, stakeholder-style Roundtable Discussions throughout the state.

The Northern California Roundtable discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 10-1:00 at North Bay Regional Center

Due to the limited capacity of meeting rooms, we request people RSVP to let us know they’re planning to attend. If any of the Roundtable Sessions fill up, there will be additional opportunities for public comment through the public processes associated with the DS Task Force, as well as an online survey to collect input. The online survey is available at: through November 15, 2019. The Department remains committed to working with its stakeholders as it seeks to further define critical services and supports that act as a safety net for populations with significant needs.

Please RSVP to Charlotte Kelly at (916) 654-1902 or by email to Charlotte is also available to answer any questions anyone may have about the Roundtable Discussions. Everyone who has RSVP’d will be emailed materials in advance of their meeting date

These meetings support the work of the Safety Net Workgroup of the Developmental Services Task Force (DS Task Force) and will inform the update to the May 2017 Safety Net Plan and future policy discussions related to serving individuals with the most challenging service needs in California.

VENDOR Announcement: State of Emergency Billing Information

A message from our CFO, Isabel Calder:

Dear Vendor Community,

It is our sincere hope that this memo finds you safe during this past week with the Kincade Fire and the ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). In a time of such disaster, we are proud of our communities pulling together to take care of each other.

North Bay Regional Center received the Governor’s State of Emergency (SOE) notification. Please note, the regulation cited, CCR §54326(a) (11), allows the Regional Center to pay vendors for absences that are the direct result of, or related to, the fires.

When billing for the month of October 2019, vendors may bill for services for closure days related to the fires. We recommend that our vendors keep clear supporting documentation for the closure days billed under the SOE. Please see billing instructions:  SOE Billing information Kincade Fire 10-2019.




Managed by (ARC, County, etc) Address City County Status (open, standby, closed)
American Red Cross 1557 Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg Sonoma Closed
American Red Cross 1351 Maple Ave Santa Rosa Sonoma Open
American Red Cross 1350 Bennett Valley Road Santa Rosa Sonoma Open
County 1435 North Oak St Calistoga Sonoma Open
American Red Cross 320 N McDowell Blvd Petaluma Sonoma Open
American Red Cross 1094 Petaluma Blvd Petaluma Sonoma Open
American Red Cross 2060 W College Ave Santa Rosa Sonoma Closed
City 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy Napa Napa Open
American Red Cross 175 Fairgrounds Dr Petaluma Sonoma Open
City of Petaluma 580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy Petaluma Sonoma Open
City of Petaluma 1315 Rand St Petaluma Sonoma Open
Napa 2590 1st St Napa Napa Open
American Red Cross 1600 Exposition Blvd Sacramento Sacramento Open
County 10 Ave of the Flags San Rafael Marin Open
City of Santa Rosa 415 Steele Ln Santa Rosa Sonoma Open

HCBS Compliance Activities Funding for 2019/20 is available!

HCBS Compliance Activities Funding

In recognition that service providers will need to continue taking steps towards modifying their services, the 2019 enacted budget contains $15 million to fund changes that are necessary for providers to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2022.

2019/20 HCBS Compliance Grant Guidelines have been released and the application period now open. Grant applications are due no later than November 22nd, 2019. Completed applications should be emailed to:

NBRC is offering 2 trainings to assist with the application process. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to

  • Tuesday, 11/5/19 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at NBRC Napa Office, 610 Airpark Rd, Napa

  • Thursday, 11/7/19 from 10 am – 12 noon at NBRC Santa Rosa Office, 2351 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

DDS is also offering 2 one-hour webinar trainings. If you are interested in participating, please register here:

  • Monday, 10/28/19 from 10 am – 11 am

  • Wednesday, 11/6/19 from 1 pm – 2 pm

Further information regarding HCBS regulations and the funding process is available on the DDS website:

Project information from prior fiscal years is available below.

DDS approved concepts FY 18/19 DDS Approved Concepts FY 18.19 NBRC

DDS approved concepts FY 17/18 DDS Approved Concepts – NBRC

DDS approved concepts FY 16/17 DDS Approved Concepts – NBRC

NBRC Billing Instructions: Billing Training 7-2019

PG&E Public Safety Power Shut Off Information

Update as of 10/8/19, 10:00am:

PG&E has notified NBRC that our offices are within the power shut-off zones for Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS).  It is possible that we may lose power in both our Santa Rosa and Napa offices starting at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning until noon on Thursday.  The following cities are scheduled for potential power shut-off.

If you are impacted by the power shut-off and your life or safety is at risk, you should call 911. 

Here is a list of charging stations for portable devices:

PG&E Community Resource Center Locations:

  • Napa County, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo CA 94589
  • Solano County, Mission Church 6391 Leisure Town Road, Vacaville CA 95687
  • Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Napa County:

Napa, Saint Helena, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, Rutherford, Oakville, Deer Park, Lake Berryessa, Yountville, American Canyon


Solano County:

Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Vallejo, Dixon


Sonoma County:

Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Glen Ellen, Penngrove, Geyserville, Kenwood, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Annapolis, Stewarts Point, Cotati, Cazadero, Guerneville, Larkfield, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fulton, Bodega Bay