Home and Community Based Services Improvement Plan

Ensuring that Maine people with age-related, physical, behavioral, intellectual, and cognitive health needs have access to high-quality care that supports independence is vital to Governor Mills' vision for improving Maine’s health care system.

COVID-19 pandemic hit Mainers living with disabilities and behavioral health issues, as well as their families, caretakers, and providers, especially hard, and exposed and deepened existing needs in the current system for home- and community-based services (HCBS).

In response, the American Rescue Plan (ARP, under Section 9817) offers unprecedented Federal support for Mainers living with disabilities, and for their families, caregivers, and providers through Federal Medicaid matching funds to invest in MaineCare’s HCBS workforce and system improvements, including one-time Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funds, which are expected to leverage additional federal match.

For questions about Maine’s HCBS FMAP Plan please email HCBS-FMAP.DHHS@maine.gov.

Section 9817 HCBS Improvement Plan Projects