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Supported Housing Units for Adults

Supported Housing Units for Adults

Total Award Amount: $3,000,000

Application Due Date: June 3, 2024

Statement of Need:

Adults struggling with behavioral health or substance abuse disorders who transition from secure therapeutic communities, or other more restrictive settings, often need additional interventions and supervision for employment, medication compliance, etc. Arkansas needs more supported housing that allow for these supports in the community.

Required Grant Activities:

This funding will be awarded to construct or renovate physical infrastructure for supported housing units for adults across Arkansas.

Program Description:

This grant allows Medicaid providers to purchase, renovate, or build homes or apartment complexes for supported housing for adults in transition. The goal of this initiative is to stabilize these beneficiaries in these supported housing settings and secure employment.

Applicant Qualifications:

Applicants selected for the project, must, at a minimum, meet the below requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a Medicaid provider OR must demonstrate a viable pathway to enrolling as a Medicaid provider within the grant period.
  • Must be enrolled in the PASSE networks or will enroll within the grant period.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to serving Medicaid members within the community through the grant period and beyond.
  • Must have capacity to begin project work by September 1, 2024. A workplan will be required.
  • As part of this project, all grant recipients will be required to participate in evaluation activities and provide data as requested by the Department.

Grant Usage Requirements:

  • Grant funds may only be used to supplement, expand, or start a new program.
  • Project work must begin after legislative approval of the grant, tentative start date of September 1, 2024. Expenses incurred prior to this date are not eligible for grant funding.
  • Project work must be completed by September 2026.  Project expenses incurred after this date are not eligible for grant funding. Incomplete construction by September 2026 will result in provider’s repayment of ARPA grant funding.
  • Grantee must agree to participate in all program evaluations, report required program metrics, and provide all data as requested to the department, within established grant timelines.
  • Grant funding will be paid on a reimbursement basis. Grantees will begin grant work and will provide monthly progress reports to Arkansas Department of Human Services. The grantee will be paid a portion of the grant amount based on the successful completion of the monthly report (which may include invoices used to verify grant expenses). Upon successful completion of all monthly reports, the grantee will receive their entire grant award.

Ineligible Activities:

  • Grant funds may not be used to supplant pre-existing functions.
  • Grant funds may not be used for prospective payments. A prospective payment is a method of reimbursement in which Medicaid payments are made based on a predetermined, fixed amount.

How to Apply:

All of the following items must be submitted online through email only between May 3, 2024— June 3, 2024, 5:00 PM CT. Submit packets to Hunter Ballard at

Late and/or incomplete application packets will not be considered. The grant review committee reserves the right to deem an application ineligible if it does not include all required documents.

Required Application Items:

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please reach out to the Department through the program contact:

Hunter Ballard-Medicaid Specialty Populations