Aging Congregate Nutrition Services For States


Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide grants to States to support nutrition services including nutritious meals, nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition services for older Americans in order to maintain health, independence and quality of life. Meals will be served in a congregate setting.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration on Aging
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: Recovery Act funds no longer available for this CFDA. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Older Americans Act of 1965, Parts A and C, as amended.; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Applicant Eligibility: Only States and U.S. Territories which have State Agencies on Aging designated by the governors and an approved state plan are eligible to receive these grants.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Older individuals aged 60 and over and their spouses, especially those older individuals with the greatest social need or those with the greatest economic need, and in certain cases, under age 60, if the individual is handicapped or disabled and resides with an older individual. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. NA
Award Procedure
Awards are made based upon the formula established to states and territories who have a currently approved state plan.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 1321, and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Non-competitive. State grants are awarded based on approval of a State plan.
How may assistance be used?
Local projects must provide a hot or other appropriate meal which complies with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provides one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI), at least once per day, 5 or more days per week, except in rural areas where a lesser frequency is determined feasible, to eligible people aged 60 and over and their spouses. See above.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. Completed at Payment Management System. Reporting as required under ARRA (Public Law 111-5), M-09-10, the OAA as amended, quarterly SF 269 Financial Status Report, quarterly Program Performance Report, and any additional reports as cited in the Notice of Award. Reporting as required under ARRA (Public Law 111-5), M-09-10, the OAA as amended, quarterly SF 269 Financial Status Report, quarterly Program Performance Report, and any additional reports as cited in the Notice of Award. No performance monitoring is required.
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. See audit requirements.
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 15.%.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds for grants awarded will remain available until September 30, 2010. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices.
Headquarters Office
Robert Hornyak, Office of Home and Community-Based Services, Administration on Aging, DHHS
One Massassachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: (202) 357-0150.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 09 Not Available; FY 10 $0; FY 11 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Congregate Nutrition Services: $40,000 to $6,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 92, 45 CFR 1321, 2 CFR, Public Law 111-5, M-09-10.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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