Stories from the Field Contest

The HCBS Business Acumen Center is looking for stories and examples of promising business practices from community-based organizations (CBOs) serving people with disabilities. These stories will help inspire, shape, and elevate the status of CBOs across our country.

Disability-focused CBOs that have used business acumen to promote the sustainability of their organization in a changing environment are invited to submit stories. Changes may have been prompted by a move to integrated managed care or a desire to diversify the organizations payer portfolio so that they are no longer reliant on any single funder.

Submit your story by March 23, 2018, to be eligible to win one of three prize packages, which includes up to two complimentary registrations and lodging at the 2018 national Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) conference in Baltimore, Maryland; participation in a panel at the HCBS conference to disseminate your story; your written story highlighted on the HCBS Business Acumen website (; and a spotlight interview on YouTube.

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To submit your story, visit for the contest submission form.

For questions or to request the submission form in an alternate format, please contact the HCBS Business Acumen Center at

Learn more about ACL's Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability.

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