Write a 175- to 265-word response to the following:What funding sources are available to community programs and services? What is the effect of regulations and funding on the delivery of community services?
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- There are many funding sources for community programs and services. For government programs, such as Medicare/Medicaid, SNAP/TANF, etc. the funding comes from the government and also from taxpayer dollars. There are other kinds of community programs and resources though, such as food banks, clothing and shoe drives, senior centers, church groups and relief programs, and all of these rely on volunteers, and donations, which come from people who are willing to donate their own time, money, food, clothes, and other resources. Much of the programs for socialization come from the senior centers and churches or other volunteer groups who do their volunteer work for accreditdation or programs to gain their own funding. The effect of regulations and funding of community services sort of depeneds on the situation in some cases. For example, the amount of food stamps and temporary assistance can either be increased or decreased depending on the individual case, since employment and income reporting are required for government assistance. Also, I do know that many people who apply for food stamps/tanf are required to put in volunteer hours to earn the assistance, so much volunteering comes from requirements and regulations for assistance.
2. In many communities, the biggest source of funding is Medicare and Medicaid. One other big source of funding is through peoples personal insurance. Some buildings and even churches gather donations to help with the financial needs. There are also the charities that can help with funding. Here where I live we actually have a charity that collects just for the patients with Alzheimer’s.
The effect of regulations on the delivery of community services is that it keeps people from cheating the system and having certain requirements can help prevent that from happening. One negative effect is that if you make even just a little over the limit for the funding program, you can not get it.