The Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) is designed to assist individuals on the DD Waiver Wait List and their families to access short-term, person/family centered resources, supports and services. These services and items funded through the IFSP are intended to support the continued residence of an individual in their own or family home in the community.

November 9, 2018

  • The application for FY 2019 IFSP Funding closed at 5:00 pm on November 8, 2018. Applications for this year's funding are no longer being accepted. All applicants who successfully submitted an applications received a confirmation email. You can also check in the IFSP Portal to see your submitted application.

    The program received over 4,000 applications, and staff are currently reviewing applications for eligibility. Given the large number of applications received, we ask that you not contact the IFSP Office with questions about your application. All application updates will be sent by email, and staff will contact applicants only if additional information is needed.

    If you need to change your contact information, mailing address, or your need per IFSP Staff notification, please complete the IFSP Application Change Form using this link.

    Additional information about when the funds will arrive and the receipt policy will be posted at a later date.

IFSP Funding Application submission opens October 10, 2018.

Please remember: All application information will be posted on the IFSP website at http://dbhds.virginia.gov/developmental-services/ifsp.


FY 2019 IFSP Funding Timeline

  • DBHDS will release information about the FY 2019 IFSP Funding on the DBHDS website on August 13, 2018. If you would to receive email updates when new information is released, please sign up for email alerts at https://tinyurl.com/IFSPlistserv.
  • September 10, 2018 is the first day to save an application draft. You will be able to review the application, fill in your information, and save a draft copy. If you need to make changes, you will be able to correct or edit your information. You will not be able to submit your application before the submission date.
  • On October 10, 2018 at 9:00 am, applicants will be able to submit a completed application. You will not be able to submit your application before the submission date. Remember, the IFSP Funding Program provides assistance on a first-come- first-served basis. Early applications are encouraged.

November 8, 2018 is the last day to submit a FY 2019 IFSP Funding Application

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