Buncombe County seeks funding applications from agencies and organizations to provide aging services in conjunction with the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services’ Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) Program, as well as for supplemental funds provided by Buncombe County for aging services. Approximately $1.4 million is estimated to be allocated with Home and Community Care Block Grant funds and $500,000 in county funds. Five percent of the county funds (approximately $25,000) is estimated to be awarded as part of an Innovation Fund for new programs to address unmet needs in Buncombe County. The funding period is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
Services eligible for HCCBG and/or county funding include but are not limited to: Adult Day Programs, Care Management, Congregate Nutrition, Group Respite, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Health Screening, Home-Delivered Meals, Skilled Home Care, Housing and Home Improvement, Information and Options Counseling, In-Home Aide, Mental Health Counseling, Respite Care, Senior Companion Program, Senior Center Operations, Volunteer Program Development, Consumer Directed Services, Overnight Respite Service, and Transportation. More information on HCCBG funds can be found here:
Current providers do not have to attend an orientation and will receive the application packet via email on Monday, January 13, 2020.
New applicants are required to attend a one-hour orientation after which they will receive the application packet. Call LeeAnne Tucker, Director of the Area Agency on Aging, at (828) 251-7436 to schedule a date/time.