Home & Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) Print E-mail

The Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) became effective July 1, 1992 though North Carolina General Statute 143B-181.1(a)(11).  The HCCBG programs are intended to encourage and maintain independence for person 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.

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

Edgecombe County
  HCCBG Lead Agency
Edgecombe Co. DSS


Halifax County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Halifax Co. Council on Aging

Nash County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Nash Co. Aging Dept.

Northampton County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Northampton Co. Office on Aging

Wilson County
HCCBG Lead Agency
Wilson Co. Manager’s Office

Or Call us:

  Linda Barfield, UCP AAA Assistant Director


or Mary Marlin, UCP AAA Director