The Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging will fund county programs on aging through grant agreements with Boards of County Commissioners and community service providers.
The block grant gives County Commissioners maximum discretion in deciding how aging funds will be administered and budgeted in the county. By endorsing a local Funding Plan, Boards of County Commissioners will define the services to be provided, determine funding levels for services, and identify the community service providers to be involved with providing HCCBG services. In addition to giving counties increased decision-making authority for planning and delivering aging services, the block grant is also intended to achieve the following goals:
•promote the visibility and importance of aging programs locally
•establish a single set of policies and procedures for in-home and community based services provided with block grant funds, and
•provide for an equitable distribution of funds to each county consistent with the requirements of the Older Americans Act.
For more information about this program contact:
Human Services Deputy Director