Program Authorization: 42 U.S.C. 3001, Older Americans Act
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
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.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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