Strategic Approaches to Utilization of American Rescue Plan Act Funds to Support Older Adults
This week, our In Focus highlights the issue brief, Strategic Approaches to Utilization of American Rescue Plan Act Funds to Support Older Adults, written by HMA Principal Madeleine Shea, PhD and Senior Consultant Aaron Tripp, MSW and distributed by Milbank. The issue brief provides an overview of key provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 which offer the potential to make communities better places to grow older. ARPA provides an opportunity for states to build sustainable, person-centered systems and infrastructure for older Americans. These provisions aim to allow older Americans to age in their home and communities. The provisions examined in the issue brief include addressing both long-standing and emerging needs of older adults for state government officials, including staff of Medicaid, aging, and housing and community development agencies; state legislators and their staff; and advisors to governors.