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Aging Services Funding

Buncombe County partners with Land-of-Sky Regional Council and the Buncombe Aging Services Alliance (BASA) to provide a structure for agencies, organizations and individuals to work together to plan, promote community awareness, and advocate for public and private support for services to the older adults of Buncombe County.

Notice: Applications are due in late winter, early spring for the following funding cycle.

Aging Plan

The Buncombe County Aging Plan (2018-2022) reflects the vision of an age-friendly community where older adults are safe, well and engaged. It has established the following goals for our community:

  1. Prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults.
  2. Prevent financial fraud, scams and exploitation of older adults.
  3. Improve health and wellbeing among older adults.
  4. Improve and support financial wellbeing among older adults.
  5. Improve and support caregiver wellbeing.
  6. Increase older adults’ access to transportation.
  7. Improve older adults’ access to services and supports.
  8. Increase age-friendly capability of Buncombe County.

HCCBG Fundable Programs

North Carolina Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) Funds

HCCBG funds are for persons 60 years of age and older and their unpaid primary caregivers in need of in-home and community based services.
Services funded through the block grant include the following:

  • 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
  • Transportation

Buncombe County Supplemental Funds

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners provides additional funds to supplement and fund services that are outside of the allowable HCCBG categories.


Aging Services Block Grant Advisory Committee

Table: Aging Services Block Grant Advisory Committee
DescriptionThe Aging Services Block Grant Advisory Committee makes grant recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding allocations of Home and Community Care Block Grant funding and County Aging Services funding. For additional information regarding Home and Community Care Block Grant please review the manual here:
Term Length1 year
Number of Terms2
Meeting DateTBD
Meeting TimeTBD
Meeting LocationTBD

Upcoming Meetings

Committee Members

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Locate & Contact

Aging Services Funding


Jennifer Teague, M.A.
Adult and Aging Services Program Manager
P. (828) 250-5198

Adult and Aging Services
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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