Aging Nutrition Services for Native Americans

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide grants to Native American Tribal Organizations who are current grantees under Title VI of the Older Americans Act, as amended, to support nutrition services including nutritious meals, nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition
services to maintain health, independence and quality of life.

Meals may be served in a congregate setting or delivered to the home, if the older individual is homebound.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices.
Website Address

http://www.aoa.gov



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2009: In fiscal year 2009, grants will be awarded to 246 tribal organizations and two Native Hawaiian Organizations for nutrition services to Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are available through grants to eligible Indian Tribal Organizations for services comparable to those provided under Title III.

Services must include nutrition services, information and referral.

Indian Tribes receive funds based on a formula that considers the number of eligible elder Indians sixty years of age or older represented by the tribal organizations with population ranges from 50-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400, 401-500, 501 to 1,500, and 1,501+.

Indian Tribes receive funds based on a formula that considers the number of eligible elder Indians sixty years of age or older represented by the tribal organizations with population ranges from 50-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400, 401-500, 501 to 1,500, and 1,501+.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Food and Nutrition; Income Security/Social Service/Welfare

Beneficiary Eligibility

American Indian; Senior Citizen (60+)

Credentials/Documentation

Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Applicant Eligibility: Tribal organizations of Indian tribes eligible for assistance under Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b), which represent at least 50 Indians or Hawaiians 60 years of age or older. Applicants must demonstrate that they have the ability to deliver supportive and nutrition services.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Indians who are 60 years of age and older, and in the case of nutrition services, their spouses. Tribes also have the authority to define Indians under 60 years of age as "older Indian" making them eligible for services. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. No application is required. Current grant recipients under Title VI of the Older Americans Act will be awarded a grant to provide Nutrition Services. Awards will be made base upon the formula established.

Award Procedures

Notification of award will be issued to the grantee.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 , Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with Administration on Aging regulations in 45 CFR 1326 and 1328.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds for grants awarded will remain available until September 30, 2010. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Reporting as required under ARRA (P.L.

111-5), M-09-10, and the OAA as amended.
Reporting as required under ARRA (P.L.

111-5), M-09-10, the OAA as amended, quarterly Program Performance Report, quarterly SF 269 Financial Status Report, and any additional reports as cited in the Notice of Award.

Reporting as required under ARRA (P.L.

111-5), M-09-10, and the OAA as amended.
Reporting as required under ARRA (P.L.

111-5), M-09-10, the OAA as amended, quarterly Program Performance Report, quarterly SF 269 Financial Status Report, and any additional reports as cited in the Notice of Award.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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 Circular No. A-133. 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.

Records

Records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $3,000,000; FY 10 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range from $8,000 to $22,000;.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 92, 45 CFR 1326, P.L. 111-5, M-09-10, NoA.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices.

Headquarters Office

Dr. Yvonne Jackson Department of Health and Human Services
Administration on Aging, Washington 20201 Email: Yvonne.Jackson@aoa.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 357-3501

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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