Compliance with HCBS Final Rule

Provider Funding for Compliance 2021


Harbor Regional Center (HRC) is announcing the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Funding for Compliance Activities. 

As you may know, the HCBS were developed to offer support to individuals in community settings, as an alternative to institutional care. In 2014, new federal rules were released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), requiring homes and programs where HCBS are delivered to meet new criteria. The 2020 enacted budget contains $15 million statewide to fund changes that are necessary for providers to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2023. 

HRC invites eligible services providers to apply for HCBS Compliance Funding to develop unique and innovative solutions to community integration, promote choice and independence, provide a more creative program offering, and activities that help your program achieve HCBS compliance.

The deadline for submission of concepts to HRC is February 12, 2021.

HCBS Compliance Funding Announcement January 2021 Click to view service codes eligible for submission of HCBS concepts, deadlines for submission, and timelines for approval. 

For background information on HCBS: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule : CA Department of Developmental Services
For the HCBS Funding Guidelines FY2021: HCBS Funding Guidelines FY 20_21 (

Please send your HCBS Concept proposals to by 2/12/21. For questions about HCBS Compliance Funding, please call Stacy Schafer, Provider Relations Specialist, at (310) 543-0113 or email