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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Service Providers

Program Summary

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is charged with distributing funds to healthcare organizations serving clients and patients in Delaware. They are authorized by the State of Delaware to distribute CARES Act Relief funds to health care entities for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All expenses must comply with U.S. Treasury Department guidance and FAQ and applicants must attest to terms and conditions required by the State in addition to completing the below application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on a pre-determined formula.

Applications are due no later than November 16, 2020.

The application is included below. Applicants will need to provide their organizational information and a brief overview of how the entity will spend awarded funds, including a line item budget of the proposal.

Final applications should include: 1) a signed application; 2) signed certification; and 3) a line item budget.

All complete applications should be submitted as attachments by email to:

Send questions by email to:

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be an authorized provider of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) Home & Community-Based Services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Applicants must serve clients in Delaware and have been in operation as of February 1, 2020.

Each of the HCBS Service Providers listed may apply for funds up to the individually assessed award cap. All DDDS HCBS providers listed are eligible to apply for funds up to 4% of their calendar year 2019 HCBS claims for necessary expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To see what your I/DD entity could be eligible for, check this list: I/DD Agency

Reporting Requirements

Applicants will be required to attest that they reviewed the U.S. Treasury Department guidance and FAQ, will use received funds for acceptable expenses as defined in those documents, as well as to attest to legal terms and conditions.


Funding is available through a one-time federal funding award.


The timeline will vary based on application submission date and when it receives budget approval. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting October 22, 2020.