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Program B: Title III, V, and USDA

Program Authorization: 42 U.S.C. 3001, Older Americans Act

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Title III,V and USDA Program is to provide supportive and nutritional services funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) through a statewide network of providers under contract with the Office of Elderly Affairs and to provide home and community-based services for the elderly in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations and statutes.

The goal of the Title III program is to encourage and assist state and area agencies on aging to concentrate resources in order to develop greater capacity and foster the development of comprehensive and coordinated service systems to server older individuals by entering into new cooperative arrangements with state agencies and area agencies on aging, other state agencies, including agencies that administer home and community care programs; Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations; the providers, including voluntary organizations or other private sector organizations, of supportive services, nutrition services, and multipurpose senior centers; and organizations representing or employing older individuals and their families. The goal of the Title V program is to foster and promote useful part-time opportunities for unemployed low income persons who are fifty-five years old and older and who have poor employment prospects. The goal of the Title VII-Elder Rights Protection component is to carry out vulnerable older rights protection activities.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Title III, V, and USDA Program will provide home and community-based services statewide to approximately 75,000 older individuals through 36 local and regional contractors.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Title III, V, and USDA Program will travel statewide to monitor, assess, and evaluate the Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Program contractors to ensure their compliance with federal and state requirements.

3. In FY 1998-99, the Title III, V, and USDA Program, through its Job Placement activity, will exceed by 10% the unsubsidized job placement goal established by the U.S. Department of Labor.

4. In FY 1998-99, the Title III, V, and USDA Program, through its Elder Rights Protection activity, will resolve at least 87% of complaints received by or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities.

1 Other outcomes include: discontinued, no action needed, not resolved, partially resolved, referred - no action, referred - outcome unknown, or withdrawn.

5. In FY 1998-99, the Title III, V, and USDA Program, through its Elder Rights Protection activity, will participate in at least 75 community education events around the state.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with state general fund and federal funds. The federal funds are derived from the following: (1) Title III, Older Americans Act of 1965, providing social services to the elderly; (2) Title V, Senior Community Service Program, providing part-time subsidized employment for low income elderly persons; and (3) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarding cash reimbursements of $.57 per meal in lieu of food commodities.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$7,951,067

$24,581,113

3

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$7,951,067

$24,581,113

3

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$1,225

$1,225

0

 

Annualization of 1997-'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$1,496

$1,496

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$20,549

$20,549

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($73)

($73)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

($23,438)

($23,438)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

$900,508

0

 

New and Expanded to increase federal Title III and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cash reimbursements

 

 

 

 

 

$7,950,826

$25,481,380

3

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($241)

$900,267

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 103.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.6% of the total request ($25,838,543) for this program. The net increase in this program is primarily due to the receipt of federal funds, Title III and USDA to be contracted to the Area Agencies on Aging and the Councils on Aging.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$13,059,489

 

Title III of the Older Americans Act for providing social and nutrition services to the elderly whereby they are able to secure and maintain independence in a home environment

$1,571,620

 

Title V of the Older Americans Act for providing subsidized part-time employment opportunities in the Senior Community Service Employment Program

$4,612,258

 

USDA Cash-in-lieu-of-commodities-Revenue from the federal government to the meal providers for providing additional meals

$3,476,263

 

State Meals Program-Funds for providing additional meals for elderly on waiting lists of the Councils of Aging

$1,341,207

 

Home Delivered Meals Program-Funds for providing additional Home-Delivered meals

$511,712

 

Homemaker Program-Provides housecleaning services to the elderly

$621,784

 

Transportation Program-Provides transportation to elderly for going to the grocery store, doctor appointments, banking services, etc.

$149,370

 

Audits of area agencies by private accounting firms for complying with federal requirements

 

 

 

$25,343,703

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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