Home / Resources / Service Providers / Title III Provider Information Title III & Care Coordination Provider Information Becoming a Provider Care Coordination is a case-managed home-care program. Like PASSPORT, Care Coordination provides a variety of supportive services to eligible seniors in their home managed by a Direction Home Akron Canton Care Manager. Title-III provides direct grant funding to community organizations to provide specific supportive services to eligible seniors that may not be involved with the Area Agency on Aging or other supportive programs. Services can include transportation, home-delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day service, chore/minor home repair, emergency response systems, personal care/homemaker, and social work/counseling. As these programs are funded by the federal Older Americans Act, provider participation in the Care Coordination and Title-III service programs are dependent on a competitive bid process that takes place every other year. Providers interested in bidding on contracts in these programs should contact Direction Home Akron Canton in December or January to request a bid package. Providers wishing to participate in either program must be compliant with the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) regulations for these programs, which can be viewed here. Please review "Provider Agreements (for use when providers serve consumers enrolled in programs not funded by Medicaid)", "Nutrition Programs and Nutrition-Related Services (for use when providers serve consumers enrolled in programs not funded by Medicaid)", and "Criminal Records Checks and Database Reviews" on ODA's website for regulation guidelines. The bid package will be available here as a link when it becomes available by ODA and will remain available until the application deadline. All prospective providers must submit their bids in accordance with the instruction in the bid package and by the deadline date specified therein. There is a review process that then takes place over the next several months, with awards being announced the following September. Providers then must sign a contract with Direction Home Akron Canton to provide services within the parameters outlined in the regulations. Participation as a provider of Title III services Title-III and Care Coordination are not open-enrollment programs for providers. Title-III and Care Coordination are funded by federal dollars and as such it requires a competitive bid process to secure providers for both programs. Bidding for the 2016 contracts ended in February of 2016. The programs operate on a two-year contracting cycle with new contracts beginning October 1st (federal fiscal year) of the even-numbered years. Providers are required to submit a bid using the Direction Home Akron Canton (DHAC) bid forms, which are posted on our Agency website during the time we are soliciting and accepting bids. DHAC posts a notice requesting bids in the legal columns of the local newspapers and also sends out a notice of request for proposals to our existing provider network. The next round of bidding will begin in December of 2017 for the 2018 contracts, which begin October 1, 2018. Title III Rules and Regulations Title III General Links Nutrition Information Criminal Background Checks Current Providers Click here to log in to your Harmony portal.