Home care workers can apply for $500 in ARP funds

Home care workers can apply for $500 in ARP funds
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CARSON CITY—Nevada’s Medicaid home care workers who’ve weathered the front lines of the pandemic are eligible for a one-time $500 supplemental payment if they apply before Jan. 14. The funds for the program are offered through the American Rescue Plan Act.

It’s estimated more than 13,000 Nevadans, mostly women and minorities, are eligible for the funds.

“Nevada is indebted to this critical workforce that quietly helps people stay in their homes every day,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “Home care workers left their own homes and cared for our elderly and Nevadans with disabilities so that they didn’t have to leave home. This opportunity is one way to give back.”

Home care workers who’ve maintained their employment with an agency since Nov. 1, 2021 are eligible to apply for the funds. State officials said Medicaid providers offering home care services can apply for the funds on behalf of their employees.

Details are online at https://dhcfp.nv.gov/Pgms/LTSS/AmericanRescuePlan/.