Home and Community Based Services Waiver


Comprehensive Home and Community-Based Services (1915-c HCBS) Waiver The Home and Community-Based Services Waiver is the Medicaid program that provides services for adults and children with developmental disabilities in their own home and community.

Proposed 2024 Waiver Renewal

The OPWDD 1915 (c) Comprehensive Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver is due for renewal on October 1, 2024, for a five-year period through September 2029. OPWDD has scheduled a public comment period for this waiver renewal from January 24, 2024 to February 26, 2024.

View Federal Public Notice

View Federal Public Notice Plain Language

Written comments will be accepted by: 

  • Email at: [email protected] 
  • Mail to: OPWDD, Attention: Division of Policy and Program Development, 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229. All comments must be postmarked or emailed by February 26, 2024. 

Please specify “1915(c) October 1, 2024, Waiver Renewal Comments” in the subject line.

A copy of the draft Renewal Application is available, with changes highlighted.

View the Waiver Application

A recording of the January 24, 2024 “Overview of Draft OPWDD HCBS Waiver Renewal" and the PowerPoint presentation is available for your viewing: 

View HCBS Waiver Webinar Presentation

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HCBS Waiver Webinar from January 25, 2024


Previous Waiver Amendments