NCAPPS Opens Two Learning Collaboratives for Applications

About the Collaboratives

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) learning collaboratives bring together teams of people with professional and lived experience from states, territories, and tribal human services agencies to engage in peer-to-peer learning as they pursue a common aim.NCAPPS has announced that applications for two new Learning Collaboratives are now open: the Beyond Compliance Leadership Learning Collaborative and the Self-Direction Learning Collaborative. 

Both applications are due January 27 at 5 pm ET.

Beyond Compliance Leadership Learning Collaborative

Delivered in partnership with Support Development Associates, the Beyond Compliance Leadership Learning Collaborative will introduce human service administrators and leadership in advocacy and provider organizations to the 9 Elements of a Person-Centered System to help them build person-centered practice and knowledge throughout their agencies. Learn more.Apply for the Beyond Compliance Leadership Learning Collaborative


Self-Direction Learning Collaborative

The Self-Direction Learning Collaborative will address four ”drivers” that promote high-quality self-direction: 

  1. Educating people with disabilities, older adults, and family members and caregivers regarding the benefits of self-direction.
  2. Developing self-direction policies and procedures that are transparent, consistent, and easily understood and implemented.
  3. Creating an infrastructure to support self-direction.
  4. Recruiting and training support brokers, plan facilitators, and peer mentors to assist participants to determine array of services and supports.

Participating teams will develop goals that address one or more of the above drivers, and will identify strategies to reach their goals. Learn more.Apply for the Self-Direction Learning Collaborative.Please email NCAPPS at with any questions about the learning collaboratives.

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems  (NCAPPS) assists states agencies, tribes, and territories to advance person-centered thinking and practices to support people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs. NCAPPS is funded by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and administered by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI).