Cares Act Funds originated with the Administration for Community Living, are sub-granted to the MN Board on Aging and are then allocated to the Area Agencies on Aging across the state, where we award them to local providers. These funds are to be used to address the needs of older adults and caregivers resulting form the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEMAAA CARES ACT GRANT
Title III B – Supportive Services
- Winona Friendship Center – Continuing Connections Program to provide tablets and data plans to 25 older adults in Winona County. $22,850
- Senior Resources of Freeborn County – Technology Program to provide tablets and data plans to 12 older adults in Freeborn County. $12,306
- Family Services Rochester – Aging Well Program to address the isolation and counselling needs of older adults through 1:1 and group sessions in Olmsted, Rice, Steele and Mower Counties. Services will be offered both in-person and via telehealth. $25,000
Title III E – Caregiver Services
- Elder Network (IIIE) – Technology Assistance Program (TAP) to develop a library of iPad’s that clients can rent in the Olmsted, Winona and Wabasha offices.
State Enhanced Home Care Grant
- Enhanced Home Care funds may be used solely for the direct services of Chore and Homemaker services which includes delivery of goods such as groceries and prescription medication to eligible persons.
- Family Service Rochester – Homemaker & Chore – Extending services to older adults in Steele and Olmsted Counties to individuals who have not been able to secure services. $49,715
COVID-19 STATE NUTRITON
SEMCAC, Three Rivers Community Action and 125 Live all received state nutrition funds to support nutrition programming for seniors.