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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: FY 2012: Congregate Meals 137,361,065 Congregate Participants 1,626,532 Home Delivered
Meals 86,272,020 Home Delivered Participants 851,204
FY 2013: Congregate Meals 80,727,279 Congregate Participants 1,564,468 Home Delivered
Meals 134,030,416 Home Delivered Participants 819,958
FY 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No data available. Fiscal Year 2016: No data available.
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Only States and U.S. Territories which have State Units on Aging designated by the governors are eligible to receive these grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
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. 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
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.
Application Procedure
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.
Award Procedure
The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula.
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 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 formular 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?
Report requirements are identified in the Notice of Award. Recipients will be required to complete cash report information in the Payment Management System when requesting funds. (Semi-annual) and the annual Program Performance Report are required. SF 425 Financial Status Report are required along with the completion of the supplemental form. Site visits, meeting performance measures etc.
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 must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: See statute for formula description.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 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.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
3 years. 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. See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.).
Headquarters Office
Holly Greuling Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living, DHHS, One Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Holly.Greuling@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-357-0145
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $654,588,000; FY 15 est $654,588,000; and FY 16 est $694,488,000 - (Formula Grants):
FY 14 $654,588,000; FY 15 est $654,588,000 and FY 16 est.$694,488,000

Congregate Nutrition Services:
FY 14 $438,191,000, FY 15 est. $438,191,000 FY 16 est $458,091,000

Home-Delivered Nutrition Services:
FY 14 $216, 397,000, FY 15 est $216,397,000 FY 16 est $ 236,397,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Congregate Nutrition Services:
FY 14 Range: $271,131 to $43,228,051 FY 14 Average: $7,746,591
FY15 Range: $271,131 to $43,228,051 FY 15 Average: $7,746,591
FY 16 est Range: $283,444 to $46,294,011 FY 16 est Average: $8,098,394

Home-Delivered Nutrition Services:
FY 14 Range: $133,896 to $22,048,734 FY 14 Average: $3,825,590
FY 15 Range: $133,896 to $22,048,734 FY 15 Average: $3,825,590
FY16 est Range: $146,271 to $24,229,113 FY 16 est Average: $4,179,161.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.