The purpose of Title VI of the OAA is to promote the delivery of nutrition, supportive and caregiver services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians that are comparable to services provided under Title III of the OAA.
The goal of these programs is to support the independence
and well-being of tribal elders and caregivers living in their communities with nutrition, supportive and caregiver services consistent with locally-determined needs.
Title VI Parts A/B authorize grants to Indian tribal, public, or non-profit organizations representing federally recognized Tribes, Alaskan Villages, and Native Hawaiians to provide nutrition and supportive services.
Required nutrition services include congregate meals and home-delivered meals.
Other nutrition-related services could include nutrition counseling, nutrition education, sponsorship of farmer’s market programs, or distribution centers for food banks and charitable organizations.
Required supportive services include information and assistance, but these funds could also provide transportation, chore services, and many other services that contribute to the well-being of elders.
Title VI Part C authorizes grants to Indian tribal, public, or non-profit organizations representing federally recognized Tribes, Alaskan Villages, and Native Hawaiians to provide caregiver support services.
The program helps tribes provide locally-determined systems of support services for family caregivers.