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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.

Application and Funding Timeline

Notice: The fiscal year funding process begins each December with a public notice that is sent out to the community and also noted on this page. An orientation is held in early January with applications due in February. Funding recommendations are announced in April and taken to the Buncombe County Commissioners for approval prior to the new fiscal year. Check back for details

Home and Community Care Block Grant County Budget Instructions

Aging Plan/Age-Friendly Coordinator: Ali Climo

Buncombe County contracts out the administration of the Buncombe County Aging Plan as well as the coordination and facilitation of the Buncombe County Age-Friendly initiatives: ie. Experience Workforce, Elder Justice, and Housing Options for Aging in Place.

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 - Adult Day Care and Adult Day Health
  • 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 - Overnight and Institutional Respite
  • 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.

Committee

Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee (HCCBG Advisory Committee)

HCCBG Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners made up of appointed community members who meet on a monthly basis to:

  1. Review funding applications and provide County Commissioners with funding recommendations for aging services;
  2. Review quarterly reports and monitoring reports regarding the delivery of services from the funded agencies;
  3. Consider and discuss new ways to improve/expand on aging services;
  4. Review aging plan and provide input; and
  5. Advocate for aging services on the local, state, and national levels.
Table: Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee (HCCBG Advisory Committee)
DescriptionThe Home and Community Care 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: http://www.landofsky.org/pdf/Aging/HCCBG_Orientation_Manual_FY2020.pdf
Positions11
Term Length1 year
Number of Terms2
Meeting DateTBD
Meeting TimeTBD
Meeting LocationTBD

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Locate & Contact

Aging Services Funding

Contact

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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