The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
In fiscal year 2006, 56 grants to States and related jurisdictions were made. In fiscal year 2007, 56 grants to States and related jurisdictions are anticipated. For FY 2008, no grants to States are anticipated. Funds are provided for disease prevention and health promotion services including health risk assessments; routine health screening; nutrition screening; counseling and educational services for individuals and primary care givers; health promotion; physical fitness; home injury control and home safety screening; screening for the prevention of depression, and referral to psychiatric and psychological services; education on availability of benefits and appropriate use of preventive services; education on medication management; information concerning diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of neurological and organic brain dysfunction; gerontological counseling and counseling regarding social services and follow-up health services.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds are awarded to States to develop or strengthen preventive health service and health promotion systems through designated State Agencies on Aging and area Agencies on Aging.
A State plan covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual revisions as necessary, must be submitted to State agencies for approval.
Funds are used to design and implement programs for periodic preventive health services to be provided at senior centers or alternative sites as appropriate.
The preventive health services under this part may not include services eligible for reimbursement under Medicare.
Only States and U.S.
Territories which have State Agencies on Aging designated by the governors are eligible to receive these grants.
Older individuals, especially those living in areas of States which are medically underserved and in which there are a large number of older individuals who have the greatest economic need for the services.
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is subject to the State Plan Coordination Section of E.O.
State plans are covered under this Section, but intergovernmental consultation review is excluded.
Consult the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions.
The Administration on Aging awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging. State agencies approve and award funds to substate level organizations, which they have designated.
Funds are awarded to State Agencies on Aging based on the Federal fiscal year.
Older Americans Act of 1965, Title III, Parts A and F, Public Law 89-73, as amended; Public Law 90-42, 81 Stat. 106; Public Law 91-69, 83 Stat. 108; Public Law 93-29, 87 Stat. 30; Public Law 93-351, 88 Stat. 357; Public Law 94-135, 89 Stat. 713; Public Law 95-65, 91 Stat. 269; Public Law 95-478, 92 Stat. 1513; Public Law 97- 115, 95 Stat. 1595; Public Law 98-459, 98 Stat. 1767; Public Law 100- 175, 101 Stat. 926; Section 705, Public Laws 100-628, 102-375, and 106-501, 42 U.S.C. 3022-3030(M).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
States are entitled to these grants by statute.
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 1321 and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
Applications are submitted for a 2-,3-, or 4-year period with annual revisions.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Formula grants are 85 percent Federal and 15 percent nonfederal. The nonfederal contribution may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions, including plant, equipment, or services.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
SF 269 Financial Status Report (Semi-annual) and the Annual Program Performance Report.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of State and Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
(Grants) FY 07 $21,400,000; FY 08 $20,815,881; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$13,324 to $2,161,730; $380,694.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR 92 and 45 CFR 1321.
Regional or Local Office
Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.)
Bob Hornyak, Office for Community-Based Services, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20001. Telephone: (202) 357-0150; E-mail: Robert.Hornyak@aoa.hhs.gov.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Awards are made on a non- competitive basis. State Grants are awarded upon approval of a State Plan.