Hhs Awards $33 Million
More than $33 million in grants to states and other organizations to help develop programs for people with disabilities or long-term illnesses has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Real Choice Systems Change Grants for Community Living will help states and territories enable people with disabilities to reside in their homes and participate fully in community life.
Grants awarded are intended to provide states and other eligible entities with funding to make lasting improvements to their home and community-based services programs. The awards build on the roughly $125 million in grants awarded in the previous two years to help states improve their community-based services.
A total of 75 grants were announced in 10 categories:
* Quality assurance and quality improvement in home and community based services
* “Money follows the person” initiative
* Independence Plus initiative
* Community-integrated personal assistance services and supports
* National state-to-state technical assistance program for community living
* Family-to-family health care information and education centers
* Community-based treatment alternatives for children
* Respite care for children
* Technical assistance for consumer task forces
* Respite care for adults