Quality Incentive Program (QIP)

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is implementing a voluntary Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for service providers, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.10.  The QIP is designed to improve consumer outcomes, service provider performance, and the quality of services.  Participating service providers that meet or exceed quality measures developed by DDS with input from stakeholders, will be eligible for incentive payments.  The amount of statewide funding available for the QIP will be updated annually through the budget process each year.  The QIP quality measures will be implemented in several phases.

Through the collective work of the Quality Incentive Program Workgroup, the QIP has six areas of focus:  Prevention and Wellness; Employment; Early Intervention; Workforce Capacity; Service Access; and Informed Choice and Satisfaction.  Each focus area has one or more quality measure(s) tied to specific desired outcomes, with corresponding performance targets and incentives.

This webpage is under development and will be updated with further information, details about specific measures and incentives. Until this page has been updated, please see:

  1. The materials from prior meetings of the QIP Workgroup, on the “Meeting Archive” tab on this page.
  2. Information about the Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce data collection.


Last modified: September 7, 2022