Special Programs for the Aging, Title VI, Part A, Grants to Indian Tribes, Part B, Grants to Native Hawaiians


To promote the delivery of supportive services, including nutrition services, to American Indians, Alaskan natives, and Native Hawaiians that are comparable to services provided under Title III.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Older Americans Act of 1965, Title VI, Public Law 89-73, Statute 92,1513
Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended through P.L. 116-131, enacted March 25, 2020
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Tribal organizations of Indian tribes eligible for assistance under Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b), and public or nonprofit private organizations which serve Native Hawaiian Elders, which represent at least 50 Indians or Hawaiians 60 years of age or older. Applicants must demonstrate that they have the ability to deliver supportive and nutrition services.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indians who are 60 years of age and older, and in the case of nutrition services, their spouses. Tribes also have the authority to define Indians under 60 years of age as "older Indian" making them eligible for services.
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Parts 75 and 92 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 not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. In order to receive a grant, the eligible tribal organization, or for Native Hawaiians, the nonprofit private organization serving Native Hawaiians, must submit an application in accordance with instructions published in the Grants.gov by the Administration on Aging.
Award Procedure
Notification of award will be issued to the grantee.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Usually within 60 to 120 days from closing date or receipt of application.
Appeals are processed in accordance with Administration on Aging regulations in 45 CFR 1326 and 1328.
Renewals within the grant period are based on satisfactory performance during the prior year, and the availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Awards are made based upon the extent to which the project meets the requirements of the law and regulations.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are available through grants to eligible Indian Tribal Organizations for services comparable to those provided under Title III. Services must include nutrition services and information and referral, and may include transportation and other services authorized under Title III. Funds may be used for staffing senior centers. Indian Tribes receive funds based on a formula that considers the number of eligible elder Indians sixty years of age or older represented by the tribal organizations with population ranges from 50-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400, 401-500, 501 to 1,500, and 1,501+. Grants also are available to private or nonprofit organizations having the capacity to provide services to older Native Hawaiians.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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.
All records for this program including financial reports/program reports, payment management records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure reports.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: See funding agency and program statue for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds for grants are awarded for no less than a 12-month period. . All funds must be expended 90 days after the end of the project year. Grantees receive a notice of award via grants solutions and funds are released via Payment Management System
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog).
Headquarters Office
Cynthia LaCounte
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: 202-795-7380
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 20$33,349,024.00; FY 21 est $33,837,478.00; FY 22 est $70,208,000.00; FY 19$34,173,000.00; FY 17$31,158,000.00; FY 18 est $31,923,872.00; FY 16$29,773,242.00; - Nutrition and Supportive Services: FY21: RANGE: $77,460.00 to $190,348.00 AVERAGE: $115,062
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Congregate Nutrition Services: FY21: RANGE: $77,460.00 to $190,348.00 AVERAGE: $115,062
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 1328. Guidelines are issued by the Assistant Secretary for Aging.