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CSP Eligibility: Making the Case for Back-Up Generators in HUD-Assisted Senior Housing

LeadingAge National has released a new resource document to help housing providers prepare to take advantage of back-up generator installation reimbursement through the next round of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs), expected later this summer.

Despite the expansion of CSP eligibility to back-up generator installation costs for the fourth round of CSPs, timing constraints made it difficult for providers to secure contracts for generators ahead of the request deadline. Back-up generator costs are anticipated to be eligible again in the forthcoming fifth round of CSPs and, with member experience showing that planning for generator installation can take longer than expected, LeadingAge National is encouraging providers to take steps now to position themselves for the notice.

LeadingAge National also continues to press HUD to make its fifth-round Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and eligibility guidelines more accommodating to ensure that more older adults – many with chronic conditions, higher COVID-19 risk, and mobility restrictions – are able to safely shelter in place. The full resource document is available here.

Contact: Annalyse Komoroske Denio, akomoroskedenio@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866