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Blunt: Missouri to Receive Over $16 Million in Aid for Senior and Disability Support Programs Impacted by Coronavirus

April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Missouri more than $16 million to support programs and organizations that provide community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities. The resources will fund services like meals-on-wheels, transportation, in-home care, and support for family caregivers.
 
“Community-based services are vital to keeping older adults and people with disabilities healthy and independent,” said Blunt. “As Americans are taking extra precautions like limiting trips to grocery stores and visits to see loved ones, there has been an increase in demand for services that provide home-delivered meals and in-home care. I appreciate the Department of Health and Human Services for moving quickly to provide support for these programs and the individuals they serve.”
 
The funding was included in the Blunt-backed CARES Act. Additional information on the services and grant recipients supported by the funding here and here.       

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