The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has announced that they are distributing $130 million to Indiana disability service providers with 95% of the funds received to be directed to eligible direct care staff. Direct service workers are essential in providing the day-to-day, in person supports necessary for people to live, work, and participate in their communities.
FSSA is issuing Gateway Services $33,889 in three installments during the first half of 2023. The funds can be used for wage-related purposes such as one time bonuses, or other direct wrap-around supports such as transportation assistance, child care, or other one time benefits.
We plan to use the first installment for bonuses for of our direct care staff and once we receive the funds, we will distribute them to staff within 30 days, as a separate payment through our payroll process.
Updated notice will be placed on this site if the remaining two installments are to be used for a different form of direct staff support based on feedback from staff after the initial bonuses. We expect all funds to be dispersed within 30 of receiving the last installment.
Please reach out to Jennifer Moss with any question regarding how the funds will be spent.
Happy New Year
2023 I hope you are better than 2020, 2021 and 2022. To be fair 2022 wasn't so bad COVID is on the down swing, not gone and certainly not forgotten. We have lost a significant number of people these last three years and hope no more will suffer due to this pandemic.
We hope and pray for Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward all men women and children.
We hope and pray the economy settles down and that no one becomes homeless and or goes hungry. We live in one of the richest countries on earth and we ALL need to do better and help our fellow man.
We need everyone to Be Kind, Be Humble, and Be Respectful. Wow now that would definitely change the world around us.
To those that feel like they need to lie, steal and cheat. STOP and be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
To those that feel like they need to be mean, angry and violent. It is time to STOP. Find help, find out why you feel this is your only recourse and become part of a solution and not the problem.
Find a local not for profit and volunteer for them or donate to them. There are several all over Johnson County.
So to that end I want to say Lets all be BETTER for 2023!