The North Dakota House of Representatives will be looking at
a bill shortly that caps the amount of money the state provides to county
programs that help older North Dakotans stay in their homes for as long as
possible. Currently the state matches, at 87-percent, what a county receives
from the state to help fund services like home delivered meals and senior
centers. Representatives who support the idea claim that the cap is not a cut
to programs because it fully funds the programs now. But, it will affect future
These programs are vital to people who are doing everything
they can to remain in their homes as they age. And, as we know, the ability for
someone to stay home saves themselves, their families and the state valuable
time and money.
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AARP North Dakota - Advocacy
Save Future Funding for Programs That Help North Dakotans Live at Home
Dear [Decision Maker],
Senate Bill 2273 has been amended to cap the amount of money for important county services that help older North Dakotans remain in their homes. The proposed funding cap will impact programs like home delivered meals and senior programming that help older people living in North Dakota remain in local communities as they age.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]