Henry County to get grant funding for serving elderly

Henry County is getting $681,163 in grant funding for services to older people, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

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Henry County is getting $681,163 in grant funding for services to older people, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

Henry County is slated to receive $681,163 as part of more than $13 million in federal state grant funds designated for metro Atlanta organizations that provide services to older people, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

The announcement was made Feb. 26 by the Atlanta Regional Commission. The grants will fund case management; personal care; homemaking; caregiver respite; information and referral translated and adopted for different cultures; home-delivered and congregate meals; senior recreation; transportation; legal assistance; and support for older person caring for younger generations, also known as “kinship care.” The awarded funding amounts are based on the planning allocation provided to ARC by the state of Georgia.

The awards are part of the ARC’s submission process of the FY21-24 Area Plan on Aging to the state.