Family Support Services (FSS) Funds Exhausted
The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities is no longer accepting referrals for Family Support Service Funding (FSS). The funds for FSS have been exhausted and referrals will not resume until Monday, January 2, 2023.
These funds are always on a first-come, first-served basis, and are intended for individuals who do not have a waiver that are seeking financial assistance. This year, we expanded our program to support families in new ways. In 2021, we heard that families needed support with childcare so that household providers could keep their jobs. We also heard that $600 per individual was not enough support to make a difference.
We heard you and we listened. This year we were able to offer support to help with childcare which allowed parents and caregivers to continue working. Additionally, we increased our individual support from $600 to up to $1,500 (depending on the need) and expanded what these funds could be used for (like adaptive software). Despite these major additions to the program, the amount of people we supported through FSS dollars is very similar to the amount we served last year.
Unfortunately, these funds have been exhausted for the year, but our staff is dedicated to helping you. The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities has many great partners in the community and we may be able to help resolve your need in some other way. If you have a current need, talk to your SSA or DS. Make a plan to apply for FSS at the start of the year and start seeking other community-based support in the meantime.
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