Family- Selected Private Provider/
Counseling, Training, and Education

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FCRS believes that you know your loved ones best, and we want to give you the freedom to choose providers that work well with your individual family’s needs. Financial assistance is provided quarterly through Family Support Funding to allow enrolled families to request assistance funding a “Family- Selected Private Provider” (PP) and/or a family- selected Counseling, Training, and Education (CTE) provider to work with a family member with a developmental disability.

  • CTE funds may be used for therapy needs and camps in Franklin County.
  • Conferences that parents or siblings may want to attend to address issues with the disabled family member in the home are also covered in the CTE category.
  • Families with more than one enrolled family member with a disability in the home may receive an additional allocation per disabled family member quarterly.  This combined allocation is limited in Franklin County.
  • There are specific procedures for families to follow to access these funding categories.
  • An application form for all family-chosen providers must be completed and received by the Family Support & Respite Services Department by all families and providers before payment or reimbursement can occur.
  • Packets providing information for the quarterly PP/CTE allocation can be obtained through the Family Support & Respite Services offices.

After all family requests are received, the quarterly amount is divided among all the requesting families equally, and an automatic phone message to confirm the amount for the next quarter is sent to each family.

PP

For families who choose to use the allocated funds for a family-selected Private Provider Respite, the Family Support Portion of the reimbursement will be made directly to the family, or directly to the agency after the Family Support Office receives a Family Support Category Funding Invoice Form, and will not exceed the confirmed dollar amount. Families can choose to pay their providers at the time service was provided and keep the Family Support check as reimbursement or sign the Family Support check over to the Provider.

CTE

For families who choose to use the allocated funds for a family-selected Counseling, Training, and Education Provider, the Family Support portion of the reimbursement will be made directly to the family only if a receipt is included with the Family Support Category Funding invoice form, or directly to the agency after the Family Support office receives a Family Support Category Funding Invoice Form. Payment will not exceed the confirmed dollar amount for the allocation.

 

STEPS TO FOLLOW TO ACCESS QUARTERLY PRIVATE PROVIDER/CTE FUNDS

1. Submit a quarterly funding application for the appropriate Private Provider/CTE Quarter. You can apply online here.

2. Quarterly Private Provider/CTE funding application must be submitted by the application deadline date.

3. You must maintain your internet confirmation number. Please allow 2-3 days for delivery before calling to verify that we have received your application.

4. The number of families submitting requests will determine approval of dollar amounts.

5. Families will be notified of the amount approved for Quarter via automatic phone call system seven (7) days after the Quarterly request deadline.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
*NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR EACH QUARTER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE PP/CTE QUARTERLY FUNDS

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