Family Assistance Program

Family Assistance Program (FAP)

( Family Assistance Program (FAP) Formerly known as Family Support Services (FSS) )
Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) is now partnering with Mid East Ohio Regional Council (MEORC) in administering our Family Assistance Program. The eligibility guidelines will remain the same; however, changes have been made to simplify the overall process and procedure for families.

What is the Family Assistance Program?

A locally funded program that provides reimbursement to families with a child or adult who is developmentally disabled and living at home. The program covers services for respite care, family counseling, education/training, special diets, special equipment or home modifications.

How to Apply?

If you would like to apply for family assistance, contact Stacey Hurlow at MEORC (740-397-4733, option 3) OR contact Lisa Clark at MCBDD (740-453-4829, ext. 1234) OR complete an application online at

Then What?

Your application will be reviewed and eligibility will be determined. You will be contacted with a confirmation of your allocation and family share percentage. When funding is needed, contact Lisa Clark at MCBDD (740-453-4829, ext. 1234) to access your funds. Remember, ALL purchases and/or services MUST be pre-approved.
2018 FAP Informational Pamphlet
For more information on guidelines for this program
View and Print the Application
Information regarding the Respite Agreement
View text-based website