Technical assistance and direction for the Cash & Counseling Program

The Foundation's Cash & Counseling program was designed to provide an expansion of a proven model of consumer-directed supportive services to more states, allowing thousands more older adults and people with disabilities to have choice and control over the care they receive.Under this grant, the University of Maryland Center on Aging will provide technical assistance and direction to a two-state project designed to demonstrate and evaluate the "cash and counseling" approach to the delivery of long-term care services. These projects comprise one component of the Foundation's overall strategy, Increasing Service Options for the Functionally-Impaired: A National Research, Demonstration, and Education Program, and it is anticipated that two states will each be awarded grants of approximately $250,000 to design and implement programs that use both cash allowances and vouchers to provide personal assistance services. During the one-year period of the grant, the National Program Office will: develop criteria for selection of the two demonstration states and establish a selection process; assist the Foundation and its co-sponsor (the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation) in developing a Request for Proposals to conduct an evaluation of funded demonstration programs; provide technical assistance to the two grantee states in designing and implementing their demonstration projects; and convene a Technical Assistance Group to assist and direct the evaluation contractor.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $232,440.00

Awarded on: 9/29/1995

Time frame: 10/1/1995 - 12/31/1996

Grant Number: 28106


University of Maryland Center on Aging

2367 HHP Building
College Park, 20742-2611


Kevin J. Mahoney
Project Director