Family Assistance Program (FAP)
Formerly called Family Support Services (FSS)
FAP is funded by local levy funds and is available from January 1st through December 31st of each calendar year. The Muskingum County Board of DD sets an annual maximum allocation for individuals. For 2013, the Board approved maximum allocations are $500.00 per individual or $750.00 per family with more than one eligible individual. The program is a first-come first-serve program. When funds are depleted, no services can be funded until additional funds become available regardless of the individual's allocation balance. Each year the program will end on December 31st and all available allocations end. All Request for Services/Verification of Need Forms must be submitted to the County Board by November 30th for the calendar year.
The FAP program covers all of the same services as the previous FSS program did including respite care; counseling, training and education; special diets; special equipment and home modifications. In addition, the new FAP program covers expenses for individuals on various waivers for any of the above services not included in the waiver.
As with the old program, FAP is a payer of last resort where families are required to exhaust other possible funding sources before FAP will cover services. Available funding is based on a sliding fee scale and the family is required to furnish documentation of the families income of the last reported tax year.
Michele Seward is the contact person for this program. She may be reached at 740-453-4829 or at her office located at 655 Zane Street, Mon-Fri from 8:30 - 4:00.
For more information, click here: Family Assistance Program Brochure
For more information on guidelines for this program, click here: FAP Guidelines 2013
Click here to view and print the application: FAP Application 2013