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AAA Programs

Home & Community Care Block Grant

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The Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) became effective July 1, 1992 through North Carolina General Statute 143B-181.1(a)(11).  The HCCBG programs are intended to encourage and maintain independence for persons over 60 as well as provide protection for older adults.  The funds that support the HCCBG programs come from county, state, and federal funds.  The federal funds are provided through the Older Americans Act that was created in 1965.  Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson are the 5 counties within Region L that are currently receiving HCCBG funds.


The block grant gives County Commissioners maximum discretion in deciding how aging funds will be administered and budgeted in the county.  By endorsing a local Funding Plan, Boards of County Commissioners will define the services to be provided, determine funding levels for services, and identify the community service providers to be involved with providing Home and Community Care Block Grant services.  In addition to giving counties increased decision-making authority for planning and delivering aging services, the block grant is also intended to achieve the following goals:

  • promote the visibility and importance of aging programs locally,
  • establish a single set of policies and procedures for in-home and community-based services provided with block grant funds, and 
  • provide for an equitable distribution of funds to each county consistent with the requirements of the Older Americans Act.

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The purpose of the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) Committee is

  • To develop and implement a funding plan for local community-based services that meets the needs of older adults in each county with funds provided through the HCCBG.
  • To become knowledgeable about all levels of the Aging Network.
  • To become knowledgeable about the flow of HCCBG funds and budgetary requirements of the Division of Aging and Adult Services.
  • To become knowledgeable about the allowable HCCBG services available in his/her county.
  • To be aware and knowledgeable of the needs of the older adults and their families in his/her respective county and complete a yearly priority ranking.
  • To complete a funding plan that provides for services to older adults and their families in his/her respective county.
  • To work with the Area Agency on Aging in completing the funding plan and Aging Plan for his/her county.
  • To advocate for older adults and their families with local government officials.

Please contact the following agencies for HCCBG services that are provided in each of our 5 counties:

Edgecombe County
  HCCBG Lead Agency
Manager's Office
252-641-7834 

Halifax County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Halifax Co. Council on Aging
252-583-1688 ext.2284

Nash County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Nash Co. Aging Dept.
252-459-1691

Northampton County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Northampton Co. Office on Aging
252-534-1668

Wilson County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Wilson Co. Manager’s Office
252-399-2810

Home and Community Care Block Grant Brochure

Or Call us:

  Linda Barfield, UCP AAA Assistant Director
 252-234-5957
lbarfield@ucpcog.org

Mary Marlin, UCP AAA Director
252-234-5956
mmarlin@ucpcog.org