RD398 - Auxiliary Grant Program Monitoring – October 1, 2019

Executive Summary:

The Virginia General Assembly appropriated funding in 2016 to the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) for an Auxiliary Grant (AG) Program monitor position. The AG Program Consultant, hired in July 2016, 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 highlights the AG Program Consultant’s state fiscal year (SFY) 2019 activities including monitoring of local departments of social services’ (LDSS) actions on AG applications and case renewals, technical assistance and review of provider compliance with AG Program regulations. The report also provides an overview of the AG Program, including average caseload and expenditure information.