Special Programs for the Aging_Title III, Part B_Grants for Supportive Services and Senior Centers

 

To encourage State Agencies on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging to concentrate resources to develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated community-based systems of service for older individuals via Statewide planning, and area planning and provision of supportive services, including multipurpose senior centers. The objective of these services and centers is to maximize the informal support provided to older Americans to enable them to remain in their homes and communities. Providing transportation services, in-home services, and other support services, this program insures that elders receive the services they need to remain independent.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.044
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
FORMULA GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Older Americans Act of 1965, Title III, Parts A and B, Public Law 89-73, as amended; Public Law 90-42, 81 Stat. 106; Public Law 91-69, 83 Stat. 108; Public Law 93-29, 89 Stat. 301; 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; Section 705, Public Law 100-628; 42 U.S.C. 3022-3030d; Public Law 106-501.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Only State and U.S. Territories which have State Agencies on Aging designated by the Governors are eligible to receive these grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals age 60 and over, targeting those older individuals with the greatest economic needs, the greatest social needs, and those residing in rural areas.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is subject only to the State Plan Consolidation Section of E.O. 12372. State plans are covered under this Section, but intergovernmental consultation review is excluded. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Consult the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions. Also, see 45 CFR 1321.
Award Procedure
The Administration on Aging awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging. State agencies approve and award funds to sub-state level organizations, which they have designated.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. States are entitled to these grants by statute.
Appeals
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 1321 and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
Renewals
State Plans are submitted for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year period with annual revisions as necessary.
How are proposals selected?
Noncompetitive. State grants awarded based on approval of State Plan, and intrastate funding formula for States with area agencies.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are awarded to States to develop and strengthen comprehensive and coordinated service delivery systems through designated State Agencies on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. A State plan covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual amendments as necessary, must be submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary for Aging. Area Plans also cover 2, 3, or 4 years, and are to be submitted to State agencies for approval. These funds are distributed by intrastate funding formulas to area agencies in States with planning and service areas and directly to service providers in the 13 States designated as single-planning-and-service-area States. In addition to supportive nutrition services, these funds may be used to support other services in relation to multipurpose senior centers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
SF 425 Financial Status Report (semi-annually) and the Annual Program Performance Report. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. No progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Records
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Formula Grants are 85 percent Federal and 15 percent nonfederal funds. See funding agency for further details.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 15.%.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One year. the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System. 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.
Headquarters Office
Greg Link One Massachusetts Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Greg.Link@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-357-3545
Website Address
http://acl.gov/
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0142-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $389,921,295; FY 15 est $347,724,000; and FY 16 est $386,182,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average $6,511,854.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.