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OCPC's Response to the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic

Upcoming Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Plan Workshops

Mark your calendar to attend one of our Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Plan Workshops coming up in Whitman and Halifax. For more information on each town's workshops, click below.

Town of Whitman Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Plan Workshops coming up on April 28th, 30th, and May 5th Town of Halifax Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation Plan Workshops coming up on April 23th, 26th, and 29th

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Report Released

The 2020 Annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Report has been released and is available here and at our reports page.

AAA CARES Act Recovery Assistance

The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based supportive services and nutrition services for the elders in our region.

During April 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $955 million in grants from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities as communities implement measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the country. The grants will fund home-delivered meals; care services in the home; respite care and other support to families and caregivers; including information about and referral to these supports. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides supplemental funding for programs authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Through these programs, a network of community-based organizations, such as Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, senior centers, faith-based organizations, and other non-profits provide a vast array of resources and services to help older adults and people with disabilities stay healthy and live independently in their communities across the United States.

For more information, please contact David Klein at dklein@ocpcrpa.org.

Annual Projects Obligation List

The MPO is required, under the authorized transportation bill, to publish an annual listing of projects which funds have been obligated in the preceding year as a record of project delivery and progress report for public information and disclosure. This list is available here.

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