Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021
The Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, or CRRSA, became law in December 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The Act directed $100 million to ACL programs to prevent, prepare for and response to coronavirus domestically and internationally, which shall be for activities authorized under Subtitle B of Title XX of the Social Security Act, with not less than $50 million for implementation of Section 2042(b) of the Social Security Act, also known as the Elder Justice Act. The following Elder Justice Act programs were funded: :
- $93.88M for Adult Protective Services
- $4M for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
The following tables show the amount of Federal grant funds provided to each state and territory under the Elder Justice Act Section 2042(b) of Title XX of the Social Security Act [Pub. L. 74-271] [As Amended Through Pub. L. 115-123, Enacted February 9, 2018].
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, became law in March 2021. The Act directed $276 million to ACL programs for implementation of the Elder Justice Act Section 2042(b) of Title XX of the Social Security Act [Pub. L. 74-271] [As Amended Through Pub. L. 115-123, Enacted February 9, 2018]. The American Rescue Plan Act also allocates $188 million for Elder Justice Act programs, including Adult Protective Services and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, in fiscal year 2022.
One of the requirements for the release of the first year of ARPA funds was for state APS programs to develop a 3-5 year Operational Plan for how they would invest their combined year 1 and 2 ARPA allocations.
The APS programs that have submitted plans, and that have been approved, are listed below:
- American Samoa
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- US Virgin Islands
- West Virginia