Ornaments Needed for DDS by November 16th!

For more than two decades, individuals who have a developmental disability have created ornaments used to decorate the Christmas tree at the State Capitol. The Department of Developmental services (DDS) would love to see your ornament creation at the official State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony! Ornaments must be received by DDS no later than November 16th! Please refer to the following link for ornament guidelines, suggestions and shipping form information:

Guidelines Suggestions

Shipping Form

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


Board Meeting October 4th

The Next Board Meeting is on October 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm at NBRC’s Napa Office or via Zoom.

610 Airpark Road, Napa, CA 94558

Please click the link below to join the Zoom Webinar:


Or Telephone: 1 669 900 6833
Webinar ID: 897 0968 7840
Password: 912329

Please contact (707) 256-1224 for information or accommodations. Spanish & American Sign Language translation services are provided.

Se Habla Español

American Sign Language Interpretation Available

October 4, 2023 Board Meeting Packet

Client Advisory Committee Meeting September 22nd

The next Client Advisory Committee Meeting is on September 22, 2023 1:00pm – 2:30pm.
In Person at NBRC’s Napa Office – 610 Airpark Road, Napa, CA 94558
& via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81748294894?pwd=3wf5xDwb3FXUtEqwhTJFLIailCu59C.1
or Call-in: 669-900-6833  Meeting ID: 817 4829 4894 Password: 062299

September 22, 2023 CAC Flyer

DDS is Accepting Applications for Grants through September 26th

For more information please refer to the following link below: