Older Americans Act Social/Nutrition Services
Older Americans Act (OAA) services are home and community-based services available to older adults. These services are mandated by the Older Americans Act which was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in July 1965. The Act created the Administration on Aging and authorizes funds to states for planning and service programs; as well as for research, demonstration and training projects in the field of aging.
Title III is the section of the Act that provides for the funding of the programs and services that state and local agencies must provide to older adults in their area. In the region served by Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7), the following services are funded:
- Title III-B funds are used for Transportation, Personal Care, Homemaker, Adult Day Service, Legal Assistance and the Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Title III-C1 funds are used for congregate dining programs
- Title III-C2 funds are used for home-delivered meals
- Title III-D funds are used for disease prevention and health promotion activities
- Title III-E funds are used for the National Family Caregiver Support Program
Title VII is the section of the Act that provides funding for the Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and funding for Elder Abuse Prevention.
Any Ohioan age 60 or over is eligible to receive OAA services. Due to limited funding, priority is often given to low-income, minority and rural elders.
An RFP (Request for Proposal) competitive process is utilized to award the OAA funding under Title III-B, Title III-C1, and Title III-C2 on a two-year cycle.
OAA Welcome Letter
OAA Bid Packet, 2013- 2014.doc
APPENDIX A, OAA Bid Packet, 2013-2014.doc
Exhibit B-7, DMA
Bidder's Conference PowerPoint (OAA)