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Program Membership

Program membership is available to state agencies that administer or seek to administer participant-directed programs.  We offer an open program membership option which includes 5 hours of technical assistance and is available at no cost.  For agencies seeking more intensive technical assistance, we also offer associate program membership for a fee.

As a program member with the NRCPDS, we will help your agency:

  • Stay on top of national and state policy and program developments for participant direction
  • Get practical assistance to build and improve your programs
  • Connect with peer programs

Learn more: Program Membership Overview

Apply today: Program Membership Application

Get Connected: Program Membership Online Directory

If you would like to learn more information about program membership, please contact us at

Upcoming Events For Program Members

Participant Direction 201 Training
Topic: CMS Waiver Regulations

Suzanne Crisp, NRCPDS Director of Program Design and Implementation, and Lucia Cucu, NRCPDS Policy Analyst, will present this year’s Participant Direction 201 online training for both FMS and state agency members. This upcoming session will focus on highlights of the recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule, CMS 2249-F and its impact on participant-directed services. The intent of this rule is to ensure that individuals receiving services through Medicaid authorities 1915c, 1915i and 1915k programs have full access to the benefits of community living and to enhance their quality of life. The rule provides states the option to combine multiple target populations in a single waiver. The rule also defines person-centered planning requirements. FMS members will have the opportunity to share their questions and comments during this webinar.
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00PM EST
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Open Forum
The NRCPDS technical assistance team will use the open forum to provide state agencies updates in the field. This is an opportunity for program members to ask your most pressing questions. The technical assistance team will actively participate in this discussion and respond to your inquiries. We also encourage program members to actively participate and provide advice and information to your peers.
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
2:30-4:00PM EST
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