Dear Fellow Staff:

I am pleased to announce that NCIA applied for and just received a stimulus grant to assist us during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our leadership team determined that the money will be used for our front-line workers — those working in our residential homes. They are working 24/7 to fulfill NCIA’s mission — to care for those most in need, and doing a great job on a daily basis.

Beginning April 20, 2020 all hourly staff working in residential homes (other than quarantine homes) will receive an additional $2.50 per hour stipend for all hours worked in a residential home. This will continue through May 15, 2020, the date the Governor has initially set for self-isolation. If he extends that order, we will re-evaluate at that time.

This is our way of saying “Thank You” to all of our residential staff who are working diligently and compassionately to care for our individuals. Please know NCIA appreciates your efforts.

Stay safe, and make sure you wear your masks, gloves and other protective equipment!

With gratitude,

Herbert J. Hoelter