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.