Nebraska Selected for Federal Innovation Acceleration Program

According to a recent news release, the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the Division of Developmental Disabilities announced the Nebraska Selected for Federal Innovation Acceleration Program The technical support is provided through the federal Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP).

The Medicaid IAP Supporting Housing Tenancy program promotes innovative strategies that are being used, or could be used, by states to support community-based housing services for Medicaid recipients. The assistance also targets collaboration with key housing partners.

Calder Lynch, DHHS Director of the Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, said the goals of the program are to provide Medicaid recipients with tenancy sustaining services, promote a collaborative relationship between state agencies and community partners, and gain a better understanding of which housing-related activities and services are covered by Medicaid.

The IAP is a three-month web-based learning series. The cross-section of agencies involved include the DHHS divisions of Medicaid and Long-Term Care, Behavioral Health and Public Health; the Department of Economic Development; Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging; League of Human Dignity; Kearney Housing Authority; and the Nebraska Housing Developers Association.