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The 2015 Nebraska Legislature funded a pilot project through LB320, for the establishment and operation of Aging and Disability Resource Center site(s) to operate through June 30, 2018.
Prior to the establishment of the pilot project, The Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services funded Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in 2003. Nebraska received a grant in September, 2009. The grant was awarded to Nebraska's State Unit on Aging at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Funding for ADRC programs through the grant ended in 2013.
Moving forward, the ADRC pilot project is charged with offering information and options counseling, on a wide array of services for persons age 60 and over, as well as disabled persons of all ages. An evaluation of the pilot project will be conducted and reports will be submitted to the Nebraska Legislature on December 1 in each year 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The ADRC pilot project in Nebraska is charged with providing services through collaboration with local providers statewide, an online hub of information, and a toll-free telephone number: 1-844-843-6364.