Today Gov. Tom Wolf announced that people with intellectual disabilities and autism and the providers of support services for these Pennsylvanians will receive $260 million in CARES Act funding to help continue to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This funding will help the more than 40,000 Pennsylvanians who receive assistance through one of the Department of Human Services’ programs or facilities,” Wolf said. “It will help to improve the quality of life for these vulnerable Pennsylvanians and those who have dedicated their lives to caring for them, and it will bring relief to families and loved ones knowing we are committed to providing the highest level of care possible, even during a pandemic.”
The $260 million will be allocated as follows:
• $90 million to providers of residential, respite, and shift nursing services;
• $80 million to providers of Community Participation Support services for 120 days of retainer payments, covering operations from March through June; and,
• $90 million to providers of in-home and community, supported and small group employment, companion, and transportation trip services for 120 days of retainer payments, covering operations from March through June.