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HHS Announces $12.5 Million in Awards for Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) Options Counseling Programs

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $12.5 million in awards to support Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC). The funding will be used to support the hiring of counselors who help individuals and their caregivers identify and access long-term services and supports, regardless of income or financial assets. The ADRC Options Counseling Program is a key tool for states to use to help them rebalance their long-term services and supports systems and for making their systems more person-centered, more efficient, and more supportive of community living. Two types of grants were announced. Part A is for states or territories receiving an initial ADRC grant for an Enhanced ADRC Options Counseling Program. Part B is for states and territories receiving continuation funding. See the list of awardees by grant program type.