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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 17, 2019 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-c <br /> SUBJECT: FY 2019-20 Home and Community Care Block Grant for Older Adults Funding <br /> Plan <br /> DEPARTMENT: Aging <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Recommended Funding Plan Janice Tyler, Department on Aging, 919- <br /> 245-4255 <br /> PURPOSE: To approve the recommended Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) <br /> for Older Adults Funding Plan for FY 2019-20. <br /> BACKGROUND: In 1992 the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) was <br /> established under North Carolina General Statute (NCGS) 14313-181.1 (a)(11) to provide a <br /> "common funding stream" for a comprehensive and coordinated system of home and <br /> community-based services and opportunities, for older adults. HCCBG services are available to <br /> persons age 60 and older. <br /> Administered through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Area Agencies, <br /> HCCBG combines federal and state funds with a local match. Providers typically use a variety <br /> of sources to offer programs such as senior centers, in-home aid services, volunteer <br /> coordination, and congregate meals. The Block Grant gives boards of county commissioners <br /> discretion in budget and administering aging funds. <br /> The attached Funding Plan totaling $665,465 reflects a $4,340 increase in funding from FY18- <br /> 19. The Department of Social Services will use this increase to support in-home services. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: The Home and Community Care Block Grant for FY 2019-20 provides a <br /> total of $665,465 to support a network of aging services throughout Orange County. The <br /> required match is provided through funds already included within Departmental and Outside <br /> Agency operating budgets. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goal is applicable to <br /> this item: <br /> • GOAL: ENSURE ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY <br /> The creation and preservation of infrastructure, policies, programs and funding necessary <br /> for residents to provide shelter, food, clothing and medical care for themselves and their <br /> dependents. <br />