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Missouri Missouri Self-Directed Supports (SDS) Program

Missouri Self-Directed Supports (SDS) Program Overview


Important Program Update

Public Partnerships | PPL is no longer the fiscal management service for the Missouri SDS/DMH program effective April 1, 2021.

If you need to contact PPL regarding past involvement in this program, please reach out to the customer support email at

Thank you,

Public Partnerships | PPL


Public Partnerships was pleased to provide financial management services for the Individuals and Employees who are a part of the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Self-Directed Supports Program.

State resource

Click here to be redirected to the Division of DD Self-Directed Services Program page.


Individuals/Designated Representatives enrolled in the Self-Directed Supports Program could

  • Recruit and hire an Employee to provide their supports
  • Determine which supports they want and how they want them delivered
  • Review and approve their Employee’s timesheets, including service documentation
  • Manage an allocated budget to pay their Employee


Public Partnerships helps Individuals and Employees by

  • Helping Individuals manage their allocated budget to pay their Employee
  • Filing required paperwork, so the Individual can be an Employer
  • Processing payroll and timesheets for Employees
  • Filing Employer related tax information
  • Reminding Individuals and Employees to complete on-going training and certification requirements
  • Performing background checks to help make sure Employees are qualified to provide supports
  • Enrolling them in the SDS program with PPL as their FMS. Don’t worry – we make enrollment easy by pre-populating enrollment packets with some of your information.


Who we served

  • Adults with developmental disabilities
  • Children with developmental disabilities


Services we provided

  • Payroll - PPL processes payroll for the service workers using funds from the participant's allocated budget
  • Employment tax requirements - PPL handles all employment-related tax requirements for participants
  • Monthly budget management - We support participants in managing their allocated budgets
  • Enrollment support - We help you with participant and worker enrollment
  • Customer service - Our professional Customer Service Representatives are available 6 days a week to assist you
  • Service reports - PPL's services reports give participants an overview of the services they have received