Special Programs for the Aging, Title III, Part C, Nutrition Services
To provide grants to States and U.S. Territories to support nutrition services including nutritious meals, nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition services for older adults in order to maintain health, independence and quality of life. Meals and nutrition services are to be served in a congregate setting or delivered to the home, if the older adult is homebound.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Older Americans Act of 1965, Parts A and C, Public law 89-73, as amended; Public law 90-42, 81 Stat. 106; Public Law 91-69, 85 Stat. 108; Public Law 92-258, 86 Stat. 88; Public Law 93-87 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. 513; Public law 97-115, 95 Stat. 1595; Public Law 98-459, 98 Stat. 1767; Title III, Part C, Public Law 100-175; public Law 100- 628; 42 U.S.C. 3030e-3030g; Public Law 102-375; Public 106-501.Public Law 114-144
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Only States and U.S. Territories which have State Units on Aging designated by the governors are eligible to receive these grants.
For Title III congregate meals, persons who are older adults (age 60 years and above) or a spouse of an older adult, regardless of age; disabled adults who live in housing facilities primarily occupied by older adults where a congregate site is located; disabled adults under age 60, who reside at home with older adults; and volunteers, regardless of age, who assist in meal service during meal hours. For Title III home-delivered meals, an older individual must be assessed to be homebound. The spouse of a homebound individual regardless of age or condition may receive a meal if receipt of the meal is assessed to be in the best interest of the homebound older adult.
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Preapplication coordination is required. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Consult the appropriate Regional Office or HQ for State Plan instructions.
The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. States are entitled to these grants by statute.
Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 1321, and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
State Plans are submitted for a 2, 3 or 4-year period, with annual revisions as necessary.
How are proposals selected?
Mandatory formula awards. State grants are awarded based on approval of a State plan.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are made available to State Units on Aging and U.S. Territories for use by local nutrition projects. Local projects must provide an appropriate meal, which complies with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provides one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). Meals must be provided at least once per day, 5 or more days per week, except in rural areas where such frequency is not feasible, to eligible people aged 60 and over and their spouses. Local projects may also use funds to provide nutrition education, nutrition counseling and other nutrition services, as appropriate, based on the needs of meal participants.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Site visits, meeting performance measures etc.
In accordance with the current OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement Part 4 and 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 must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 15%. The nonfederal contribution may be in the form of cash or in kind contributions, including equipment or services.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
3 years Payment Management System
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.).
Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living, DHHS, 330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
(Formula Grants) FY 17$688,488,000.00; FY 18 est $688,684,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$669,721,620.00; - Congregate Nutrition Services:
FY16: RANGE: $278,155 to $45,269,354 AVERAGE: $5,270,768
FY 17: RANGE: $278,636 to $45,730,530 AVERAGE: $7,961,029
FY18 Range $302,513 to $50,682, 482 AVERAGE: $ 8,643,237
Home-Delivered Nutrition Services:
FY 16: RANGE: $140,421 to $23,435,646 AVERAGE: $4,012,033
FY17: RANGE: $140,659 to $23,603,150 AVERAGE: $4,018,820
FY 18: Range $151,968- $25,494,622, Average: $4,341,937
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Congregate Nutrition Services: FY16: RANGE: $278,155 to $45,269,354 AVERAGE: $5,270,768 FY 17: RANGE: $278,636 to $45,730,530 AVERAGE: $7,961,029 FY18 Range $302,513 to $50,682, 482 AVERAGE: $ 8,643,237 Home-Delivered Nutrition Services: FY 16: RANGE: $140,421 to $23,435,646 AVERAGE: $4,012,033 FY17: RANGE: $140,659 to $23,603,150 AVERAGE: $4,018,820 FY 18: Range $151,968- $25,494,622, Average: $4,341,937
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321.
Examples of Funded Projects