Aging and Disability Resource Connection Program

Program Code

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) program code is 3900100.

Program Description

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is a collaboration between local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) offices and Independent Living Centers (ILC) working together with a community network of public, private, and non-profit agencies to form No Wrong Door (NWD) Systems that assist individuals in navigating the complex system of long-term services and supports (LTSS).These NWD Systems assist individuals of any age, ability, and income level in navigating and accessing the full range of available LTSS options and provide objective and unbiased information, advice, counseling, and assistance.

In 2019, California Senate Bill 80 (SB 80) established the ADRC Infrastructure Grants Program which enabled the California Department of Aging (CDA) to award grants to interested and qualified AAAs and ILCs for 1) completing the planning and application process (as an Emerging ADRC) for designation and approval to operate as an ADRC program and 2) aiding Designated ADRC programs in expanding or strengthening services for the purpose of implementing a NWD System. California Assembly Bill 135 (AB 135) in 2021 continued the funding of the program.

Program Benefits

The State of California has an abundance of high-quality LTSS options, but there are silos between the many programs and service delivery systems. As a result of these silos, the burden has been placed on Californians to navigate the "maze" of systems to access choices of care. ADRCs help bridge those silos. Today, roughly 50% of California’s counties are part of a network of 9 "Emerging" and 15 "Designated" ADRCs. Designated ADRCs are established partnerships of local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Independent Living Centers (ILCs), and other core partners as applicable. Emerging ADRCs are partnerships that are developing a No Wrong Door System to better assist individuals in navigating available services in their communities.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Requirement
Age

All Ages

Income

All Incomes

Other

Not applicable

Program Funding

Funding Type Funding Information
Source
  • ADRC CARES Act federal funds via Administration for Community Living
  • State General Fund (GF)
  • Local funds
  • In-kind contributions
Allocation Formula ADRC CARES Act:
  • $85,000 base funding for Designated ADRC and Emerging ADRCs
  • Remaining funding is allocated based on the following weighted factors:
    • County Population (all ages) with a weight of 1.0
    • County Square Miles with a weight of 2.0
    • County Geographic Isolation (rural – all ages) with a weight of 3.5
State General Fund:
  • $180,000 base funding for Designated ADRCs
  • $90,000 base funding for Emerging
  • Remaining funding is allocated based on the following weighted factors:
    • County Population (all ages) with a weight of 1.0
    • County Square Miles with a weight of 2.0
    • County Geographic Isolation (rural – all ages) with a weight of 3.5
Match Requirements

None

Other

Not applicable

Cycle

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021

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