Rep. Deutch Applauds Biden-Harris Administration's Leadership in Supporting Florida’s Older Americans
U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22) announced the Biden-Harris Administration’s release of $107.5 million in funding to Florida for critical Older Americans Act programs as part of the American Rescue Plan he helped pass.
Click here for a White House fact sheet on the funds to support the health of older Americans.
"This pandemic has exposed the major cracks in our long-term care system, impacting older Americans and the services that they depend on," said Rep. Deutch. "The American Rescue Plan directed crucial resources to meet the health and economic needs of our seniors, including for mental health care, caregiver support, and access to vaccines. Older Americans, including my older constituents in South Florida, deserve full access to the resources and services they need so they may live and age with dignity."
As Older Americans Month begins, this funding focuses on programs to support Florida seniors, with an emphasis on much-needed pandemic relief, including:
Congressman Deutch and House Democrats have led the fight to deliver much needed help to seniors and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to delivering $1.4 billion in funding for Older Americans Act programs through the American Rescue Plan, Deutch and House Democrats ensured critical investments in the health, safety and financial security of older Americans. The American Rescue Plan increased funding to vaccinate Florida's seniors, ensure they can afford their homes and utilities, put food on the table, and more.