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Senate Bill Introduced to Fund Rural PACE Start-Up

The Community Options for Rural Elders (CORE) Act, S. 2369, was introduced in the Senate April 29, 2004, by Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), John Breaux (D-LA), Sam Brownback (R-KS) and James Jeffords (I-VT). 

The CORE Act would provide

  • Start-up funding for up to 10 PACE programs serving rural areas; and
  • Additional flexibility in the PACE regulation to accommodate the differences that may be present in a rural service area.

For more information, NPA has provided the links below.

Full CORE Act

Summary of CORE Legislation

One Page CORE Fact Sheet

Help NPA pass this legislation by writing a letter to your state's U.S. senators, asking them to support The CORE Act. (If you need help identifying your senators and their mailing addresses, go to . Be sure when sending your letters of support that you enclose some materials explaining what PACE is and highlighting your particular program.)

Sample Letter of Support


Rural PACE Technical Assistance Program

The National PACE Association (NPA) and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) have received a contract from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to provide technical assistance to organizations interested in developing a PACE program to serve a rural area.

Over the next few months NPA will be working with experts to adapt our existing PACE development materials for use in rural areas.

Interested organizations will be able to attend hands-on training sessions that will highlight the PACE model as well as assess your organization and market potential for PACE development. Please register below to keep up-to-date with the latest rural PACE developments and opportunities.

Rural PACE Education Series

“An Overview of Rural PACE”

Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation from the January 26, 2004, Rural PACE Education Series conference call. For more information, contact Deidre Albert at .

“Regulatory and Statutory Issues for Pace in Rural Areas”

Click here to access the presentation from the April 22, 2004, Rural PACE Education Series conference call presented by Chris van Reenen, Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the National PACE Association . The Summary of the PACE Regulation should be reviewed as background. For more information, contact Deidre Albert at .

“Start-up Costs and Financing for Pace in Rural Areas”

Click here to access the presentation from the August 19th, 2004, Rural PACE Education Series conference call presented by Peter Fitzgerald, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the National PACE Association. The Rural PACE Issue Briefs are an informative supplement to this presentation. For more information contact Deidre Albert at or call at 703-535-1517.


Updated August 19, 2004

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