Biden Administration Releases $1.4 Billion from American Rescue Plan for Older Americans Act Programs
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living is releasing $1.4 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for Older Americans Act programs. Specifically, $460 million of these funds will go directly to home- and community-based services. In addition, $145 million will go to help family caregivers in supporting their loved ones through the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
The American Rescue Plan provides states with billions in additional Medicaid funding to help support their home and community-based services programs. The additional Medicaid funding will help expand access to home and community-based services for older adults and ensure that caregivers are fairly compensated for their work by investing in the caregiving economy. “We are encouraged to see that the Biden Administration has started to release funds from the American Rescue Plan into home- and community-based services” said Emma Dickison, HCAOA President. “These funds are crucial as the country continues to work towards vaccinating the most vulnerable populations – and we are happy to see investments in programs that help seniors age at home.”
You can read the full details regarding the Older Americans Act here.