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FSSA guidance for various programs and stakeholders regarding COVID-19

FSSA continues to issue news and update guidance to program partners and stakeholders regarding many of the programs it oversees as our state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are links to current guidance:

Division of Aging

Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitative Services

Division of Family Resources

Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning

  • Instructions/tutorial for Temporary Assistance Grant application (May 22, 2020) Please read these instructions before applying for the Temporary Assistance Grant!
    • Temporary Assistance Grant application for the weeks of May 18, 2020 – May 30, 2020.
    • Reminders:
      • All applicants can check status of applications by logging back into submittable and following the instructions/tutorial posted!
      • Please check your junk/spam emails for communications and approvals from submittable 
      • Temporary assistance grant applications cover a two week time period.
        Applications will be posted one grant period at a time, new grants will post once the prior grant closes. The grant period that is currently posted and subsequent grant periods will close on the dates listed on the chart below:
        Grant period Grant closes at 6 p.m. EDT Payment
        May 4, 2020 - May 16, 2020 May 20, 2020 May 27, 2020
        May 18, 2020 - May 30, 2020 June 3, 2020 June 10, 2020
        All previous grant periods are CLOSED!    

        Changes to temporary assistance grant eligibility as of June 1, 2020:

        • Public, non public and charter schools that are not licensed centers or registered ministries will no longer be eligible for this grant.
        • Providers who remain closed and will not re-open by June 14, 2020 will NOT be eligible for this grant.
          • An exception will exist for providers who are closed due to a positive/ confirmed COVID-19 case. These providers may be eligible to continue to receive funding.
        • In order to remain eligible for funding, providers must re-open by June 14, 2020 with children in attendance by this date.
          • If a provider is not open on June 1, 2020 but will be re-open by June 14, 2020 they may be eligible for funding, but will be expected to explain how this grant cycle’s funds will be used.

Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning

FSSA also continues to share daily updates from the Indiana State Department of Health with stakeholders and subscribers. The most up-to-date information from ISDH can be found here.