UPDATE: Blended Mobile Crisis Response Service RFP

October 17, 2018

The Department has completed the Blended Mobile Crisis Response Service RFP review process. Please see the below link that communicates the providers who are being awarded contracts for statewide delivery of this service.

Mental Health Block Grant 2019 Application Review

August 28, 2018

DBHDD would like to offer interested persons the opportunity to review its DRAFT Federal Fiscal Year 2019 application for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Block Grant Program (MHBG). 

Revised Individual Quality Outcome Measures Review

January 11, 2018

The Division sees support coordination as a critical and integral part of ensuring that individuals who receive I/DD services have easy access to high quality services so that they may enjoy a life of opportunity and independence.  Utilization of data

New Options Waiver Program (NOW) Renewal Announcement

December 29, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved renewal of the New Options (NOW) Waiver through September 30, 2022.  The renewal reflects collaborative work by the Georgia Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Community Health (DCH) to align service rates with the Comprehensive Supports (COMP) Waiver Program and enhance supports to families and individuals through changes to respite services, community living support, therapy services and expand options to encourage the use of supported employment.  The frequently asked questions and answers below are designed to assist providers and family members, in understanding specific elements of the NOW Waiver renewal and invite them to participate in implementation plan meetings.  Provider/family forums will be scheduled to begin in January 2018 to answer questions and provide additional information about the implementation schedule.