By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living has released $1.4 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for Older Americans Act programs, including initiatives to support vaccine outreach and coordination, address social isolation, provide family caregiver support, and offer nutrition support.
The department also plans to fund justice programs to ensure the safety and protection of older adults.
According to a White House fact sheet released on May 3, officials plan to distribute the funds as follows:
$750 million for meals for older adults. With this funding for Older Americans Act nutrition programs, states will be able to continue home-delivered meals as well as “drive-through” or “grab-and-go” meals for older adults who typically would participate in meal programs at community centers that have been closed due to the pandemic. It will also allow states
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