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Supports for Community Living Waiver Branch
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275 E. Main Street 4CF
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-7700
Fax: (502) 564-8917
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

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Branch Manager
Elizabeth Kries
(502) 782-7387


The Supports for Community Living (SCL) Waiver Branch of the Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DDID) provides staff support for and oversight of the Supports for Community Living waiver program. The SCL waiver program is a home- and community-based program funded by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services and administered by DDID.

The SCL waiver program was developed for Kentucky citizens as an alternative to institutionalization. The focus of SCL is to allow a person to remain in or return to the community and to build and live a good life. Eligibility for enrollment in the SCL waiver program requires that a person with an intellectual disability or related conditions meets the level of care requirements for an Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID), and Medicaid eligibility requirements.

Application to the SCL waiting list requires completion of an application and submission of required documentation. Application can be done in two ways:

  1. By helping someone create an account in kynect benefits ( and helping the person complete the application.
  2. For CMHCs and case management providers, by completing and submitting the application in the Medicaid Waiver Management Application (MWMA) using their logins. Utilize the Integrated Waiver Application-Initiation and Management Reference Guide in the TRIS training portal for instructions.

Supports for Community Living program offers the services listed below. These are based on the person's goals, choices and priorities as identified through a person-centered service plan. Click on a service in the list below to view a description of the service or access the SCL Services page in the Related Links box on the right side of this page.

SCL Services

SCL program staff are based throughout the state to provide regional support to all SCL providers statewide. Resources available on this website include provider resources, detailed information about services offered, application information, and training opportunities.

MWMA Resources

• TRIS Account – for web-based step by step training, manuals, quick reference guides, and communications provided to users about changes The link is also available on the MWMA dashboard under “Other Links.” It is titled MWMA Training Materials

• If you have not set up an account in TRIS, send an email to stating you need an account.

• Contact Center (844) 784-5614 then press 4, or email

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