The Division of Aging will provide a format which addresses the following:

(1)           Name of proposed area agency organization, if possible.

(2)           Description of area agency methodology, including staffing responsibilities, to meet federal and state requirements which include the following:

(a)           Working with elected officials to establish one or more focal points on aging in each county.

(b)           Establishing an area agency advisory council for the purpose of carrying out advisory functions which further the area agency's mission of developing and coordinating a community-based services system for all older adults in the PSA.

(c)           Developing an area plan following procedures specified by the Division of Aging and conducting a public hearing(s) on the plan prior to submission to the Division.

(d)           Serving as a public advocate for the development or enhancement of community based service systems through the coordination of plans and activities with public and private agencies and organizations and providing leadership in assisting counties in the targeting of resources to meet the needs of older adults with the greatest economic or social needs, with particular attention to low income minorities.

(e)           Monitoring community service providers as specified in the Home and Community Care Block Grant County agreement assessment format.

(f)            Providing Home and Community Care Block Grant management information system and services reimbursement functions as specified in the Home and Community Care Block Grant Manual for Community Service Providers.

(g)           Administering a regional ombudsman program, as required in G.S. 143B, Part 14D.  The proposal shall describe how functions specified in G.S. 143B-181.19 will be carried out.

(3)           Organization chart indicating that the area agency shall function only to administer programs for older persons.

(4)           Proposed line item or total project budget for the area agency which includes identification of funding sources to support the budget.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-181.1(c); 45 C.F.R. Part 1321; 42 U.S.C. 3001;

Eff. November 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 23, 2015.