IFSP-Funding provides direct assistance to families and individuals who are on Virginia’s DD waiver waitlist. Individuals with a developmental disability who are on the DD waitlist or their family member are eligible to apply. IFSP funds cover the cost of a variety of items that will help an individual who is living in a community setting.

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IFSP-Funding Resources

​This year, the IFSP-Funding Portal is located in WaMS! Use the resources listed below to help you complete your application. 

Find answers about allowable expenses and more in our Program Guidelines or FAQs.

​Review the step-by-step pictures in our Portal User Guide to help you fill out your application. 

Watch this video to learn how to create and submit your application in the new IFSP-Funding Portal. 

Keep the resources listed in this document nearby when you are ready to draft your application. 

Maximize your IFSP funds! Learn about free or reduced-cost resources, services, and supports that can help pay for commonly-requested items.

Search this website to read about resources, find peer support or connect with others who can help. 

Sign up for IFSP's email list to receive Funding Program updates and more from IFSP.

Find or keep track of past IFSP-Funding announcements in these Archives.


Information on the October 7th IFSP-Funding Portal Incident

We were alarmed and disappointed to learn about the IFSP portal issue on Thursday, October 7, 2021. This incident appears to be similar to an incident that occurred in 2019. DBHDS’ internal team and VITA have been working to simulate and solve the issue since then. Extensive review and testing took place over 17 months prior to this program being put back into service. The program was functioning properly and it was believed the portal was clear to operate as scheduled.

On October 7, 2021, the portal was up for six minutes before it was shut down immediately upon identification of the problem. DBHDS has already started investigating to determine the extent of the issue, including securing expert resources through the VITA partnership to assist with the investigation.

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