Home and Community-Based Service Programs Selected Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants to States
(2004, November). Home and Community-Based Service Programs Selected Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grants to States. San Francisco, CA: Center for Personal Assistance Services. Retrieved January, 2005 from http://www.pascenter.org/ foundation_grants/index.p hp
This part of the Center for PAS website provides an introduction to grants funded at least in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), that are offered to states to encourage consumer direction in home and community-based services (HCBS) This paper describes the types of grants and which states are involved. The table shows the amounts awarded to states by grant and by year.~This report concentrates on RWJF-funded grant programs because of the scale of the contribution by the Foundation to fostering HCBS and increased autonomy for seniors and people with disabilities. Other Foundation grants with similar aims may be available to states however they may not be directly aimed at support for people with disabilities or may only be available in specific geographic areas of the nation. Although less than 50 percent of all states have received RWJF grants, they are significant indicators of activity and intent towards community integration.
All the RWJF grants reported here were offered nationwide to state agencies. Each grant program has a national project office to provide technical assistance and disseminate information. There are many other ways in which states can obtain funding for similar activities and other grants that are not part of a national program but are offered by national organizations may also have been accessed. States may also provide their own 'mini-grants' for activity with specific populations or geographic areas within the state.