RD280 - Auxiliary Grant Program Monitoring – October 1, 2016

Executive Summary:
*This report was replaced in its entirety by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services on September 13, 2016.

In 2016 the Virginia General Assembly approved funding effective July 1, 2016 for the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to hire an Auxiliary Grant (AG) Program monitor position. This was a welcome staffing addition, as previous DARS Adult Protective Services Division staffing levels limited the ability to monitor this important eligibility program that supports many of Virginia’s most vulnerable adults. The position, referred to as an AG Program Consultant, was filled on July 25, 2016. The AG Program Consultant is responsible for issuing a report on monitoring activities to the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1 of each year. The following report complies with this requirement and provides background on the AG Program, caseload and funding information, as well as the results of initial monitoring activities that commenced shortly after the AG Program Consultant was hired.