Nearly every state will soon get more federal funding to help people with disabilities obtain services in the community.
Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that some $25 million will begin flowing to states to help support local Aging and Disability Resource Centers. The agencies are designed to help people with disabilities learn about and access community-based services.
“We want these programs to serve as high-performing ‘one-stop shop’ models across the country,” said Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Initially eight states will be selected to receive funding in order to establish a national model for administering assistance, officials said.
Up to 40 states are expected to participate within the next three years.