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Federal Funds for Older Texans and Persons with Disabilities During Covid-19 Pandemic

April 24, 2020

On April 23, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will receive almost $54 million in federal funds to help older Texans and people with disabilities during this COVID-19 pandemic. Funding supports programs and services managed by the state's twenty-eight area agencies on Aging. Services include home delivered meals, assistance with household everyday tasks, help with groceries, and respite care or other services needed for family caregivers.

"Older Texans and Texans with disabilities face a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and they need continued support during these trying times,” said Governor Abbott.

An Aging and Disability Resource Center in Texas is a trustworthy place to turn for those of all incomes, all ages, and for persons with disabilities. It is possible to speak with a counselor who can help a person navigate the range of services available in Texas and what supports there are.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact Texas Human Health and Resources for more information about Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

This blog is intended for information purposes only and does not establish legal representation or financial guidance.