Low Intensity Support Services (LISS)

The Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Program serves children living at home with their family and adults with developmental disabilities living in their own home in the community who are not receiving any support services from the DDA. The LISS program goal is to ensure that children and adults with developmental disabilities live happy, healthy, independent lives while being integrated into their communities across their lifespan.  Below are just a few highlights:

  • It is flexible to meet the needs of children as they grow and adults as they mature across their lifespan.  And;
  • Provides up to $2000 to assist eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities with purchasing eligible services and/or items to address their needs. And;​
  • Enhances or improves the quality of life, for eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as promotes independence and community integration.​

The LISS Program mission is to ensure individuals and families have equality and access to short-term funding opportunities. This is achieved through a Random Selection process. The Random Selection process is an automated system that selects LISS applicants who are eligible for LISS funding.

FY 2020 LISS Open Season Application Dates:

Round 1: LISS applications are accepted from  May 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019

Round 2: LISS applications are accepted from July 1, 2019 through November 29, 2019​

Please note: LISS Random Selection Applicants will be notified by their LISS Provider after the Random Selection Process is completed.

LISS Providers

To Eastern Shore Families and Individuals,

The new LISS provider for the Eastern Shore is Maryland Community Connection.

If you are interested in applying for FY 2020 LISS funding, please contact Maryland Community Connection at 301-583-8880 for more information. Please see the attached "FY 2020 Letter to Eastern Shore Families and Individuals" explaining the transition to the new LISS provider.

Maryland Community Connection
Attn: LISS Unit
4401 Nicole Drive, Lanham, Maryland 20706
Phone: 301-583-8880/Toll free: 877-622-6688
Website: http://www.marylandcommunityconnection.org
Counties served: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester

Penn-Mar Human Services
Attn: LISS Unit
310 Old Freeland Road, Freeland, Maryland 21053
Phone: Toll free: 877-282-8202/TTY: 711/Fax: 410-357-4767
Website: http://www.penn-mar.org/liss
Counties served: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard and Washington



Letter to Eastern Shore Families 7-12-18