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APS and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for adult protective services professionals. Visits to clients' homes have been curtailed or eliminated in many areas and community services may be unavailable or reduced. This page details information about the effects of the pandemic on APS programs and additional information that may be helpful to APS professionals.

Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021: Grants to Enhance APS to Respond to COVID-19

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) posted a Federal Register Notice announcing the availability of $93,880,000 in formula grant funding for adult protective services through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. 

If state APS programs have questions about these funds, please contact

Adult Protective Services Study on the Impact of COVID-19

The purpose of this study was to explore changes being implemented to APS programs across the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, how cases and workload were being affected, and how APS staff and their work were affected by these changes.

In consultation with ACL, the study team explored the following study objectives related to APS programs and COVID-19: Effect on Work and Workload, Policy and Practice, Effect on Staff, Partnerships, and Preparedness Plans.

Adult Protective Services Study on the Impact of COVID-19


     • Pandemic Resources for APS
     • Adapting to a Pandemic the APS Way
     • Does Remote Work Actually Work for APS?

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