Maloney Brings Home $82 Million for New York’s Seniors Through American Rescue Plan
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced that through the American Rescue Plan, New York State will receive roughly $82 million in funding for New York’s seniors through critical Older Americans Act programs.
“The suffering that older New Yorkers have experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been heartbreaking,” said Congresswoman Maloney. “The $82 million provided through the American Rescue Plan will help us make sure that we meet the critical health and economic needs of older New Yorkers, including access to vaccines, caregiver support, and mental health resources.”
The $81,983,765 in funding provided through the American Rescue Plan for New York’s seniors includes:
- $43,578,107 for meal and nutrition programs
- $26,727,905 for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through the Older Americans Act;
- $2,556,582 for evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention;
- $8,540,130 to help family caregivers support their loved ones; and
- $581,041 to safeguard the health and welfare of residents in New York’s long-term care facilities.