Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for temporary, one-time services for individuals on the DSPD waiting list (as of September 1, 2020) were available from September through December 30, 2020, to individuals who had a specific need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Individuals received the following services:
- Temporary caregiver compensation and/or one-time respite services; limited availability based on the greatest need up to approximately 25% of individuals on the waiting list
- Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer available to all individuals waiting
- Assistive technology like tablets for telehealth and social online visits available to all individuals waiting
- Meals on Wheels available to individuals waiting that are 22 years of age and older