Administration releases $50.8 million to help Wisconsin seniors

Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — The Biden Administration released $50.8 million to Wisconsin for Older Americans Act programs as part of the American Rescue Plan.
The money will focus on programs to support Wisconsin seniors with an emphasis on pandemic relief, including the following:

  • $13.6 million for meals for older adults
  • $8.4 million for Home and Community Based Services
  • $797,738 for evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention
  • $2.6 million to help family caregivers support their loved ones
  • And $181,304 to safeguard the health and welfare of residents the state’s long-term care facilities.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many challenges for Wisconsin seniors and their families, and exposed the cracks in our long-term care system,” said U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said in announcing the release of the money.
“This funding from the American Rescue Plan will go a long way towards providing relief and addressing the issues facing older adults, such as vaccine access, nutrition and family caregiver support,” the La Crosse Democrat said.