U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Funding for Older Americans Act Title VI Native American Programs
The purpose of Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA) is to promote the delivery of nutrition, supportive, and caregiver services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians that are comparable to services provided under Title III of the OAA. The goal of these programs is to support the independence and well-being of tribal elders and caregivers living in their communities with nutrition, supportive, and caregiver services consistent with locally-determined needs. Required nutrition services include congregate meals and home-delivered meals. Other nutrition-related services could include nutrition counseling, nutrition education, sponsorship of farmer’s market programs, or distribution centers for food banks and charitable organizations. Required supportive services include information and assistance, but these funds could also provide transportation, chore services, and many other services that contribute to the well-being of elders.
Part A funding provides grants for Native Americans/Alaska Natives Programs; Part B funding provides grants for Native Hawaiian Programs; and Part C funding provides grants for the Native American Caregiver Support Program (available to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians). For applicants applying for Title VI, Parts A or B funding, there is the option to also apply for Part C. However, to apply for Part C, you must apply for both Part A or B and Part C.
Amount: Applications will be accepted for funding for a three-year project period. Funding is based on the number of eligible elders age 60 and older living in the organization’s proposed service area as of April 1, 2020. In FY2017, funding for Title VI, Part A ranged from $73,990-$181,831; Part C funding ranged from $13,820-$56,560. Funding ranges for Part B are not available.
Eligibility: Indian tribal, public, or non-profit organizations representing federally recognized Tribes, Alaskan Villages, and Native Hawaiians are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity if:
- The tribal organization represents at least 50 individuals who are 60 years of age or older as of April 1, 2020
- The tribal organization demonstrates the ability to deliver supportive services, including nutritional services
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