26 Jan New Hope’s HCBS Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant Spending Plan
Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is providing funding to support New Hope’s HCBS direct service workforce. New Hope plans to use the required spend amount of the HCBS Direct Service Workforce Investment Grant for the following:
- Seventy percent (70%) of the grant will fund bonuses (including 403(b) match for the bonus) and payroll taxes for HCBS DSPs and supervisors who provide direct care to individuals served. New Hope will pay 6 bonuses, and they will be paid as part of regular associate paychecks on the second pay day of February, April, June, August, October and December.
- Approximately twenty-five percent (25%) of the grant will fund overtime and shift differentials beginning February 1.
- Finally, approximately five percent (5%) of the grant will fund associate retention activities at New Hope.
In accordance with New Hope’s core value of inclusivity and our goal of equitable pay practices, New Hope’s board of directors has voted to pay all other associates similar bonuses with the same payment methodology and on the same dates for a total bonus (including 403(b) match and payroll taxes) of approximately $1,267,000.