The act creates the area agency on aging grant program (grant program) in the department of human service's state office on aging (state office). The purpose of the grant program is to assist and support the health, well-being, and security of older Coloradans. The act also creates the area on aging cash fund (cash fund), which is used to fund the grant program.
The act requires the state office and the area agency on aging to collaborate and establish criteria for the following:
- Adopting the policies and procedures for the administration of the grant program;
- Establishing and publishing criteria for the grant program; and
- Creating application procedures by which eligible organizations may apply for and receive money from the grant program.
For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $15,000,000 is appropriated to the department of human services from reappropriated funds in the cash fund for use by adult assistance programs to implement the act. The department of human services is responsible for the accounting related to the appropriation.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)