Use of American Rescue Plan Section 9817 Funds to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), provides states with a temporary 10% increase in federal funding to enhance, expand, or strengthen home and community-based services (HCBS) under the Medicaid program. This “Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) bump,” an estimated $12.7 billion, offers states a rare opportunity to promote and support competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. With extensive experience and expertise in supporting people with disabilities and older adults in their communities and eliminating barriers to inclusion and health equity, ACL’s networks are important partners for states as they put their plans into action. This fact sheet includes state examples and resources to support those partnerships and facilitate sharing of information across states.

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