ACL is announcing a $50 million funding opportunity to support efforts by Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 emergency.
The novel coronavirus has disproportionately affected older adults and people with disabilities. This funding will support ADRCs in their work connecting these populations to community resources, ensuring coordination across state and local agencies, and addressing pressing needs resulting from the pandemic including social isolation, food insecurity, and access to personal care services.
The funding is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act signed into law last month. All states and territories are eligible for funding and encouraged to apply. Funding will be distributed based on population estimates of individuals who are age 60 and older and individuals of all ages who have disabilities.
ACL will host a conference call on the funding opportunity tomorrow, April 9, at 2:00pm ET. Join the informational call:
- Dial-in number: 763-957-6300; Access Code: 618 248 704
- Webinar link: https://optum.webex.com/optum/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebcb57a7fb9cd23ca26da6f1038b764c6
ACL has created a Q&A on emergency ADRC funding. The Q&A will be updated after the call and posted on acl.gov/covid-19 along with a recording of the call.