How governments are spending their ARP $

In an informative post from the Brookings Institution, we learn how city and county governments have been and are spending their American Rescue Plan funds. Of particular interest to us was Table 2, which lays out how the 30% of this spending dedicated to addressing social and economic disadvantage is categorized.

We looked down the table at the 19 categories, searching for anything related to ‘aging’ and found…none. What?? Seniors represent 16.8% of the population and though we are 10.3% of US residents characterized as ‘poor’ by the Census Bureau, this doesn’t mean we’re all doing great, especially as our needs increase with increasing age.

Why do you suppose seniors were left out? Too hard?

Posted on December 19, 2022, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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