DDS Safety Net Stakeholder Roundtable Discussions – November 2019

NBRC would like your input!

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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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDS-SafetyNetStakeholderInput 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 FamilyInput@dds.ca.gov. 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.

 

 

SHELTER INFORMATION AS OF 10/28 6PM

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: ashleym@nbrc.net

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

  • 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: https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/

  • 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:

https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/

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

No Interruption to October Vendor Payment

As you may know, both NBRC offices had been affected by the PG&E power shutoff. Our system is up and running.  There will be no interruption to October’s vendor payments.

Regards,

Isabel Calder

Chief Financial Officer

North Bay Regional Center

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

https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-event.page

 

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

 

MATRIX Hosts IEP Basics Presentations – Sept 27th in Fairfield and Santa Rosa

MATRIX is hosting a training that will introduce or reinforce basic concepts necessary for understanding your child’s IEP.

Click here to register for Solano Co Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Dr, FAIRFIELD, Friday, September 27th:

Click here to Register

Click here to register for Sonoma Co Office of Education, 5340 Skylane Blvd, SANTA ROSA, Friday, September 27th:

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