Older Americans Act: History of Appropriations, FY1966-FY2004
CRS Report for Congress
Older Americans Act:
History of Appropriations,
June 18, 2004
Specialist in Social Legislation
Domestic Social Policy Division
Congressional Research Service ˜ The Library of Congress
Older Americans Act: History of Appropriations,
The Older Americans Act (OAA) is the major federal vehicle for the delivery
of social and nutrition services for older persons. Originally enacted in 1965, the act
supports a wide range of social services for older persons; the congregate and home-
delivered nutrition program; caregiver support services; community service
employment; the long-term care ombudsman program; services to prevent abuse;
neglect and exploitation of older persons; grants to Native Americans; and research,
training and demonstration activities in the field of aging. Authorization of
appropriations for the act were extended through FY2005 by P.L. 106-501, signed
into law on November 13, 2000. The act is scheduled for review for reauthorization
by the 109th Congress.
The act establishes the Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Department
of Health and Human Services (DHHS) which administers all of the act’s programs
except for the community service employment program, administered by the
Department of Labor (DOL).
The original legislation in 1965 established AoA within the then-Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and established a state grant program for
community planning and services programs as well as authority for research,
demonstration, and training programs. The act has been amended 14 times since the
original legislation was enacted. Major amendments included the creation of the
national nutrition program for the elderly in 1972 and the network of area agencies
on aging in 1973 under Title III. Other amendments established the long-term care
ombudsman program and a separate grant program for older Native Americans in
1978; and a number of additional service programs under the state and area agency
on aging program, including programs to prevent elder abuse, neglect, and
exploitation, and health promotion and disease prevention programs, among others,
The 1992 amendments created Title VII, authorizing programs that focus on
protection of the rights of vulnerable older persons, including the long-term care
ombudsman program, and services to prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
(under prior law authorized under Title III). The 2000 amendments enacted the
National Family Caregiver Support Program under Title III, and required the
President to convene a White House Conference on Aging by December 2005.
This report presents an appropriations history of the act from FY1966, the first
time the act’s programs received funds, through FY2004. This report will be updated
as appropriations legislation is enacted. For appropriations action during the 108th
Congress and more detailed information about the act, see CRS Report RL31336,
Older Americans Act: Programs and Funding.
Summary of Legislation.........................................1
Title I. Declaration of Objectives.................................2
Title II. Administration on Aging.................................2
Title III. Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging..........2
Title IV. Training, Research, and Discretionary Projects and Programs...3
Title V. Community Service Employment for Older Americans.........3
Title VI. Grants for Services for Native Americans ..................4
Title VII. Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities...............4
Appendix A. Public Laws to Enact and Amend the Older Americans Act....15
List of Tables
Table 1. Older Americans Act Appropriations, FY1966-FY1991............5
Table 2. Older Americans Act and White House Conference
on Aging Appropriations, FY1992-FY1997........................11
Table 3. Older Americans Act, Alzheimer’s Demonstration Programs, and
White House Conference on Aging Appropriations, FY1998-FY2004....13
Older Americans Act: History of
Summary of Legislation
With passage of the Older Americans Act in 1965, Congress created a new
federal program specifically designed to meet the social service needs of older
people. Although older persons may receive services under many other federal
programs, the act is the major vehicle for the organization and delivery of social and
nutrition services to this group.
The original Act established the Administration on Aging (AoA) within the
then-Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and established a state
grant program for community planning and services programs as well as authority for
research, demonstration, and training programs in the field of aging. The act has
been amended 14 times since the original legislation was enacted.
Major amendments to the act occurred in 1972, with the creation of the national
nutrition program for the elderly, and in 1973, with the establishment of substate area
agencies on aging whose purpose is to plan and coordinate services for older persons
and to act as advocates on their behalf. The 1973 amendments also established
legislative authority for the community service employment program which provides
part-time subsidized jobs for low-income older persons.
The 1978 amendments represented a major structural change to the act when the
separate grant programs for social services, nutrition services and multipurpose
senior center facilities were consolidated into one program under the authority of
state and area agencies on aging. These amendments also established the state long-
term care ombudsman program and a new Title VI authorizing grants to Indian tribal
organizations for social and nutrition services to older Indians. Amendments in 1981
and 1984 gave states more flexibility in the administration of the nutrition and
supportive service programs, among other provisions. The 1987 amendments created
new separately authorized service components under the state and area agency on
aging program, including services to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older
persons, and health promotion and disease prevention programs, among others.
These amendments also incorporated a grant program for older Native Hawaiians
under Title VI.
The 1992 amendments again restructured some of the act’s programs. A new
Title VII was created to consolidate and expand certain programs that focus on
protection of the rights of older persons which were previously authorized under Title
III. These include the long-term care ombudsman program and program to prevent
abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons.
The 2000 amendments extended the act’s programs through FY2005. These
amendments authorized the National Family Caregiver Support Program under Title
III; required the Secretary of the Department of Labor (DoL) to establish performance
measures for the senior community service employment program; allowed states to
impose cost-sharing for certain Title III services older persons receive while retaining
authority for voluntary contributions by older persons toward the costs of services,
among other things. In addition, the amendments require the President to convene
a White House Conference on Aging by December 31, 2005.
For more information on Older Americans Act programs, see CRS Report
RL31336, Older Americans Act: Programs and Funding. For information on the last
amendments to the act in 2000, see CRS Report RL30055, Older Americans Act:
The following provides a brief description of the act’s titles as enacted through
the 2000 amendments (P.L. 106-501). Tables 1-3 present an appropriations history,
FY1966-FY2004. Appendix A lists the public laws that have amended the Older
Americans Act of 1965.
Title I. Declaration of Objectives
Title I of the act sets out broad social policy objectives oriented toward
improving the lives of all older Americans, including adequate income in retirement,
the best possible physical and mental health, opportunity for employment, and
comprehensive long-term care services, among other things.
Title II. Administration on Aging
Title II establishes AoA in the Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) and as the chief federal agency advocate for older persons; it sets out the
responsibilities of AoA and the Assistant Secretary for Aging. The Assistant
Secretary is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Title II requires that AoA establish the National Eldercare Locator Service to provide
nationwide information through a toll-free telephone number to identify community
resources for older persons. It also requires AoA to establish the National Long-
Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center, the National Center on Elder Abuse, the
National Aging Information Center, and the Pension Counseling and Information
Title III. Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging
Title III authorizes grants to state and area agencies on aging to act as advocates
on behalf of, and to coordinate programs for, older persons. It accounts for 69% of
total OAA funds in FY2004 ($1.243 billion out of almost $1.798 billion). The
program, which supports 56 state agencies on aging, 655 area agencies on aging, and
more than 29,000 service providers, authorizes six separate service programs. States
receive separate allotments of funds for supportive services and centers, family
caregiver support, congregate and home-delivered nutrition services, nutrition
services incentive grants, and disease prevention and health promotion services.
AoA allots funds for supportive services, congregate and home-delivered
nutrition services, and disease prevention/health promotion services to states based
on each state’s relative share of the total population aged 60 years and over. Funds
for nutrition services incentive grants are allotted to states based on a formula that
takes into account the number of meals served by each state’s nutrition program the
prior year. Funds for the family caregiver program are allotted to states based on
each state’s relative share of the total population aged 70 years and over (although
persons under age 70 are eligible to receive caregiver services).
Title III supportive and nutrition services are available to all persons age 60 and
over, but are targeted to those with the greatest economic and social need,
particularly low-income minority persons and older persons residing in rural areas.
Priority for caregiver services is to be given to older persons and their families who
have the greatest social and economic need, with particular attention to low income
individuals, to older persons who provide care and support to persons with mental
retardation and developmental disabilities, and, under certain circumstances, to
grandparents and certain other caregivers of children.
Participants are encouraged to make voluntary contributions for services they
receive. Means testing for Title III services is prohibited. However, states are
allowed to implement cost-sharing policies for certain services on a sliding fee scale
basis under certain circumstances; but older persons must not be denied services due
to failure to make cost-sharing payments.
Title IV. Training, Research, and Discretionary Projects and
Title IV of the act authorizes the Assistant Secretary for Aging to award funds
for training, research, and demonstration projects in the field of aging. Funds are to
be used to expand knowledge about aging and the aging process and to test
innovative ideas about services and programs for older persons. Over the years, Title
IV has supported a wide range of research and demonstration projects, including
those related to income, health, housing, retirement, long-term care, as well as
projects on career preparation and continuing education for personnel in the field of
Title V. Community Service Employment for Older Americans
The community service employment program for older Americans has as its
purpose the promotion of useful part-time opportunities in community service
activities for unemployed low-income persons who are 55 years or older and who
have poor employment prospects. The program is the only existing job creation
program for adults since the elimination of public service employment under the
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA).1 Participants’ income must
not exceed 125% of the DHHS poverty level guidelines.
1 The Rehabilitation Act authorizes a community service employment program for persons
with disabilities. It has never been funded.
The program not only provides opportunities for part-time employment and
income for older persons, but also contributes to the general welfare of communities
by providing a source of labor for various community service activities. Enrollees
work part-time in a variety of community service activities. The program supports
61,500 jobs and serves about 92,300 persons in FY2003 (for the program year, July
Enrollees are paid no less than the federal or state minimum wage or the local
prevailing rate of pay for similar employment, whichever is higher. Federal funds
may be used to compensate participants for up to 1,300 hours of work per year (52
weeks at 25 hours a week), including orientation and training. Participants work an
average of 20-25 hours per week. In addition to wages, enrollees receive physical
examinations, personal and job-related counseling, and transportation for
employment purposes, under certain circumstances. Participants also may receive
Title VI. Grants for Services for Native Americans
Title VI authorizes funds for supportive and nutrition services to older Native
Americans. Funds are awarded directly by AoA to Indian tribal organizations, Native
Alaskan organizations, and non-profit groups representing Native Hawaiians. To be
eligible for funding, a tribal organization must represent at least 50 Native American
elders age 60 or older.
In FY2003, grants were awarded to 241 organizations representing 300 Indian
tribal organizations and two organizations serving native Hawaiian elders. Most
frequently provided services under the program are transportation, home-delivered
and congregate nutrition services, and a wide range of home care services.
Title VII. Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities
Title VII authorizes the long-term care ombudsman program and elder abuse,
neglect and exploitation prevention programs. Two other programs are authorized,
but not funded — legal assistance development and the Native American elder rights
Funding for ombudsman and elder abuse prevention activities is allotted to
states based on the states’ relative share of the total population age 60 and older.
State agencies on aging may award funds for these activities to a variety of
organizations for administration, including other state agencies, area agencies on
aging, county governments, nonprofit service providers, or volunteer organizations.
Table 1. Older Americans Act Appropriations, FY1966-FY1991
(dollars in millions)
FY1966 FY1967 FY1968 FY1969 FY1970 FY1971 FY1972a
e II: Administration on Aging
tional Information and Resource Clearinghouse on Agingbbbbbbb
eral Council on Aging
e III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Agingc$5.000$6.000$10.550$16.000$13.000$13.000$35.000
ive services and centers$5.000$6.000$10.550$16.000$9.000$9.000$30.000
o ngr egate
iki/CRS-RL32437ltipurpose senior centers
s.orhome services for frail elderly
leakistance for special needsbbbbbbb
education and promotion
httpg-term care ombudsman
treach for SSI, Medicaid, and food stamps
V: Training, Research and Discretionary Projects and Programsd1.5003.0006.4007.0005.8608.00026.100
ecare demonstration projectsbbbbbbb
budsman advocacy demonstration projects
munity Service Employment for Older Americansbbbbbbb
: Grants for Native Americans
A — Indian program
— Native American program
e VII: Older Americans Personal Health Education and Trainingbbbbbbb
— Older Americans Act Programs$6.500$9.000$16.950$23.000$18.860$21.000$61.100
FY1973 FY1974 FY1975 FY1976 FY1977 FY1978 FY1979
e II: Administration on Aginga
ional Information and Resource Clearinghouse on Agingnonenonenonenonenone$2,000$2,000
Council on Agingnonenone$0.500$0.725e$0.575$0.450$0.450
e III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Agingc$179.600$184.800222.000306.785384.525495.982553.760
ive services and centers68.00068.00082.000124.250f122.000153.000196.970
o ngr egate (156.250) (203.525) (250.000) (277.046)
e-d elivered h i i i
urpose senior centersnonenonenone5.00020.00040.000kl
ome services for frail elderly
istance for special needsbbbbbbb
iki/CRS-RL32437 education and promotion
s.org-term care ombudsmanbbbbbbb
leak for SSI, Medicaid, and food stamps
d 33.000 33.000 23.000 42.300m 38.500 44.300 44.300
://wikiV: Training, Research and Discretionary Projects and Programsecare demonstration projectsbbbbbbb
budsman advocacy demonstration projects
e V: Community Service Employment for Older Americansnone10.00012.00085.900150.000211.700220.600
: Grants for Native Americansbbbbbbnone
A — Indian program
— Native American program
e VII: Older Americans Personal Health Education and Trainingbbbbbbb
— Older Americans Act Programs$573.600$573.600$573.600$435.710n$573.600$573.600$573.600
FY1980 FY1981 FY1982 FY1983 FY1984 FY1985a
tle II: Administration on Aging bbb
tional Information and Resource Clearinghouse on Aging2.0001.8001.721
deral Council on Aging0.4500.4810.1910.1750.1750.200
le III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Agingc663.652714.575699.232750.693779.044795.900
pportive services and centers246.970252.000240.869240.869250.869265.000
o ngr egate (270.000) (295.000) (286.749) (319.074) (321.574) (336.000)
o me-d elivered (50.000) (55.000) (57.350) (62.025) (67.025) (67.900)
ltipurpose senior centerskkkkkkr
iki/CRS-RL32437-home services for frail elderly
g/wsistance for special needsbbbbbb
s.or education and promotion
://wiking-term care ombudsman
httptreach for SSI, Medicaid, and food stamps
tle IV: Training, Research and Discretionary Projects and Programsd54.30040.50022.17522.17522.17525.000
ecare demonstration projectsbbbbbb
budsman advocacy demonstration projects
tle V: Community Service Employment for Older Americans266.900277.100277.100319.450317.300326.000
tle VI: Grants for Native Americans6.0006.0005.7355.7355.7357.500
A — Indian program
rt B — Native American program
le VII: Older Americans Personal Health Education and Trainingbbbbbnones
tal — Older Americans Act Programs$993.302$1,040.456$1,006.154$1,098.228$1,124.429$1,154.600
FY1986 FY1987 FY1988 FY1989 FY1990 FY1991a
le II: Administration on Aging
tional Information and Resource Clearinghouse on Agingbbbbbb
eral Council on Aging$0.191$0.200$0.191$0.188$0.186$0.181
le III: Grants for State and Community Programs on Agingc773.490830.557834.427856.681853.104901.828
pportive services and centers253.605270.000268.072274.352t271.986290.818
o ngr egate (321.522)o (348.000) (344.664) (356.668) (351.924) (361.083)
o me-d elivered (64.980) (75.400) (75.635) (78.546) (78.981) (87.831)
ltipurpose senior centerskkkkkk
-home services for frail elderlybb4.7874.8345.7566.831
iki/CRS-RL32437sistance for special needsnonenonenonenone
s.or education and promotionnonenonenonenonev
ng-term care ombudsmanbb0.957u0.9880.9752.440v
://wikitreach for SSI, Medicaid, and food stampsnonenonenonenone
http d w x
tle IV: Training, Research and Discretionary Projects and Programs23.92525.00023.93522.17325.33226.917
ecare demonstration projectsbbbnonenoneb
budsman advocacy demonstration projectsnonenoneb
tle V: Community Service Employment for Older Americans312.002336.000331.260343.824367.013390.360
tle VI: Grants for Native Americans7.1787.5007.18110.710y12.54114.639
A — Indian program(9.345)(11.108)(13.134)
rt B — Native American program(1.365)(1.433)(1.505)
le VII: Older Americans Personal Health Education and Trainingnonesnonesssss
tal — Older Americans Act Programs$1,116.786$1,199.257$1,196.994$1,233.576b$1,258.176$1,333.925
rces for appropriation levels: For FY1966-FY1980, Title II, III, IV, and VI, the Administration on Aging of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. For Title V prior
to FY1982, Appendices to the Budget, Budget Justifications, and U.S. Dept. of Labor. For all Titles for FY1982-FY1991, Appendices to the Budget and appropriations legislation,
various years. For U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) commodities program, 1976-85, Appendices to the Budget, showing obligations of funds; 1986-1991, appropriations
FY1966 to FY1969, Title II funds were allocated to states for community planning and social services. There was no specific appropriation for state or area planning activities.
Beginning in 1970, funds were appropriated for statewide planning. Beginning in 1973, funds were appropriated for area planning and social services; this appropriation was
later termed social services. Funds for area agency planning are part of the services allotment. Beginning in FY1973, funds were appropriated for nutrition services. In FY1977
and FY1978, there was a separate appropriation for multipurpose senior centers, under Title V of the act; the 1978 amendments eliminated the separate authorization for senior
centers and funds for this purpose were incorporated under the social services appropriation. The 1981 amendments changed reference to “supportive” services rather than “social”
services. The 1984 amendments eliminated a separate appropriation for state agency activities. The 1987 amendments added separate authorizations under Title III for the
following service areas: in-home services for the frail elderly; assistance for special needs; health education and promotion; elder abuse prevention; long-term care ombudsman;
and outreach for SSI, medicaid, and food stamps. These amendments also modified these programs.
nds were authorized under Title III for area-wide demonstration or model projects from FY1970 through FY1978. In FY1979 and FY1980, funds for this purpose were authorized
under Title IV.
cludes $575 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and $150 million for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976.
cludes $93 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and $31.25 million for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976.
cludes $125 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and $31.25 million for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976.
bligations of funds, as shown in budget appendices, various years.
iki/CRS-RL32437ows amount appropriated for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976.
g/wnds for multipurpose senior centers are included under the supportive services and centers appropriation. P.L. 95-478, the Comprehensive Older Americans Act Amendmentsof 1978, eliminated separate authorizations for senior centers.
s.orcludes $17.035 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and $4.25 million for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976.
leakcludes $32.8 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, and $9.5 million for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976.
://wikicludes funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976 and for the transition quarter July 1-Sept. 30, 1976. Also includes unknown amounts for USDA commodities.his amount also reflects $30,000 withheld in FY1986 in accordance with section 515 of P.L. 99-190 related to consulting, management services and technical assistance.
httphe appropriation available for FY1985 was $116 million. According to the USDA, an additional $4.8 million was available from prior year funding. In addition, P.L. 99-349,
FY1986 urgent supplemental appropriations, appropriated $8.5 million in additional funds to support the fully authorized reimbursement rate of 56.76 cents per meal to support
meals served under Title III in both FY1985 and FY1986. USDA indicated in testimony before the House Select Committee on Aging on July 30, 1986, that it would set aside
$6.2 million of the $8.5 million to support FY1985 meals and $2.3 million to support FY1986 meals. The additional $6.2 million brings the total estimated amount available
to pay for FY1985 meals to the amount shown.
his amount reflects the 4.3% reduction required by the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act and a 0.6% reduction allowed by appropriations legislation. It also reflects supplemental
funds added by P.L. 99-349, FY1986 urgent supplemental appropriations. This legislation added $8.5 million to support the program at the 56.76 cents per meal reimbursement
level for both FY1985 and FY1986. USDA set aside $6.2 million of the $8.5 million to support FY1985 meals and $2.3 million to support FY1986 meals. For purposed of this
table, the FY1986 amount includes the $2.3 million set aside by USDA.
.L. 98-459, the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1984, consolidated the authorization for state agency activities under the authorization for Title III services. The law provided
that states may use up to 5% of their allotted services funds, or $300,000, whichever is greater, for state agency administration.
uthorized for the first time for FY1985-FY1987 as part of the 1984 amendments (P.L. 98-459). No appropriations were made when the program was authorized, and the 1987
amendments eliminated the authorization as a separate title.
not include $1.3 million of funds originally appropriated for supportive services in FY1989 ($275.652 million) that was reprogrammed to fund additional Indian trial
organizations and the Native Hawaiian program under Title VI.
Although the table accompanying the FY1988 continuing appropriations indicated that these funds were to be used for a home care ombudsman demonstration program, the
conference report that accompanied the appropriations legislation indicated that this amount is to be used to support the state long-term care ombudsman program authorized
under Section 307(a)(12) of the Older Americans Act.
rior to the across the board reduction of 2.41%, the conference report included $3 million for elder abuse prevention and $2.5 million for long-term care ombudsman activities.
Among other instructions, the Appropriations Committee conferees indicated that the states be given discretion in allocation of elder abuse prevention funds, and that it is expected
that portions of elder abuse funds be made available to long-term care ombudsman programs to address complaints of abuse in facilities, including board and care facilities.
not include $2 million of funds originally appropriated for Title IV in FY1989 ($24.173 million) that was reprogrammed to fund additional tribal organizations and the Native
Hawaiian program under Title VI.
er House and Senate Appropriations Committee reports, includes $1 million to be used to support the White House Conference on Aging.
n additional $3.3 million above the original FY1989 appropriation of $7.41 million was reprogrammed from Title III and Title IV programs to be used for Title VI programs.
This amount was used to fund additional tribal organizations and a grant to serve Native Hawaiian elderly which had not been funded previously.
Table 2. Older Americans Act and White House Conference on Aging Appropriations, FY1992-FY1997
(dollars in millions)ab
FY1992 FY1993 FY1994 FY1995 FY1996 FY1997
e II: Administration on Aging$0.181$16.219$16.240$16.700$15.170$14.795
Council on Aging0.1810.1780.1770.176nonenonecc
rants for State and Community Programs on Aging938.644916.590950.292952.830945.316d935.316
ive services and centers299.238313.708306.711306.711300.556300.556e
e prevention and health promotion 17.000 17.03215.623 15.623 15.623
o ngr egate (366.067) (363.236) (375.809) (375.809) (364.535) (364.535)
e-d elivered (89.603) (89.659) (93.665) (94.065) (105.339) (105.339)
ool-based meals/multigenerational activitiesffnonenonenonenonenone
iki/CRS-RL32437ome services for frail elderly6.8987.0757.0759.2639.2639.263
g/wistance for special needsnonenonenonenonenonenone
g-term care ombudsman3.930
://wiki for SSI, Medicaid and food stampsnoneggggg
httpe activities for caretakersffnonenonenonenonenone
V: Training, Research and Discretionary Projects and Programs25.94125.97325.83025.735b2.8504.000ff
ing of service providersnonenonenonenonenone
e V: Community Service Employment for Older Americans395.181390.060410.500396.060b373.000463.000
: Grants for Native Americans 15.086 15.110 16.90216.902 16.057 16.057
I: Vulnerable Elder Rights Protectionf 8.218 11.01811.157dnone
g-term care ombudsmang(3.870)(4.370)(4.449)dnonegd
r rights and legal assistanceffnonenonenonenonenoneg
counseling, and assistancenone(2.000)(1.976)nonenone
e American elder rightsffnonenonenonenonenone
— Older Americans Act Programs$1,375.033$1,372.700$1,430.782$1,419.834$1,352.393$1,433.168
e Conference on Aging2.000none1.0003.000nonenone
.L. 102-170 provided $2 million for the White House Conference on Aging. This amount was reprogrammed from various Older Americans Act programs, with the exception
of Titles IV and V. Amounts shown are FY1992 appropriated amounts less funds reprogrammed for the White House Conference as presented in AoA’s FY1993 budget
j ustificatio ns.
eflects rescission of $0.9 million from Title IV and $14.4 million from Title V made by P.L. 104-19.
tified as a separate appropriation item for the first time in FY1993. Various FY1993 budget documents show amounts assigned to AoA for program administration, salaries,
and related expenses before the Office of Human Development Services reorganization. The amount shown for FY1992 is $16.237 million.
.L. 104-134 included earmarks for long-term care ombudsman activities ($4.449 million) and elder abuse prevention activities ($4.732 million) under Title III supportive services
onsolidated in funding for supportive services and centers. Amount for this program is $17 million.
uthorized for the first time beginning in FY1993 by P.L. 102-375.
unding shown under Title III. The 1992 amendments shifted this program to Title VII beginning in FY1993 and made program modifications and/or expansions.
Table 3. Older Americans Act, Alzheimer’s Demonstration Programs, and White House Conference on Aging
(dollars in millions)
OAA programs and Alzheimer’s demonstration grantsFY1998FY1999FY2000FY2001 FY2002FY2003 FY2004
e II: Administration on Aging$14.795$15.395$16.461$17.232$20.501$20.233$30.618
ram administration (14.795)(15.395)(16.461)(17.232)(18.122)(17.869)(17.324)
g Network support activities(2.379)a(2.364)a(13.294)b
e III: Grants for State and Community Programs on
961.798 952.339 987.617 1,151.285 1,230.293 1,240.891 1,243.059
ive services and centers309.500300.192310.082 325.082 357.000 355.673 353.889ccc
e prevention/health promotion16.12316.12316.12321.12321.12321.91921.970
leaktrition services incentive program(140.000)(140.000)(140.000)(149.668)d(149.670)d(148.697)e(148.192)
ome services for the frail elderly9.7639.763noneffff
://wikiV: Training, Research, and Discretionary Projects
munity service employment440.200440.200440.200440.200445.100442.306438.650
: Grants to Native Americans
e and nutrition services18.45718.45718.45723.45731.22933.70432.717)
e American caregivers(25.729)(27.495)(26.453)
(5.500) (6.209) (6.318h i i i
I: Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activitiesnone12.18113.18114.18117.68118.55919.444iii
g-term care ombudsman programnone(7.449)(14.276)
ive Americans elder rights programnonenonenonenonenonenonenone
— Older Americans Act Programs$1,445.250$1,456.569$1,507.078$1,684.033$1,783.084$1,771.057$1,798.051
er’s Demonstration Grantsj$5.970$5.970$5.970$8.962$11.500$13.412$11.883
e Conference on Aging nonenonenonenonenonenone$2.814k
ncludes $1.2 million for the Eldercare Locator and $1.2 million for Pension Counseling and Information Program.
ncludes funds for activities previously funded under Title IV: Senior Medicare Patrols; National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center; and National Center on Elder
Abuse. Also includes funds for the Eldercare Locator and Pension Counseling and Information Program.
nding for Native American family caregiving is shown in Title VI.
ongress originally appropriated $150 million, then rescinded $332,000 (.22%) pursuant to Section 1(a)(4) of P.L. 106-544.
ongress transferred the program, previously funded by USDA, to AoA in FY2003.
ootnote b. Funds shown are reduced from FY2003 level due to transfer of some funds to Title II.
nding for ombudsman and elder abuse prevention activities was included in Title III.
ounts not specified.
e FY1999 Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 105-277/H.R. 4328) transferred the administration of the program from the Health Resources and Services
Administration to AoA. The program is authorized under Section 398 of the Public Health Service Act.
. 106-501 requires the President to convene the conference no later than Dec. 31, 2005.
Appendix A. Public Laws to Enact and Amend the
Older Americans Act
!P.L. 89-73, Older Americans Act of 1965, enacted July 14, 1965.
!P.L. 90-42, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1967, enacted July
!P.L. 91-69, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1969, enacted
September 17, 1969.
!P.L. 92-258, Nutrition Program For the Elderly Act, enacted March
!P.L. 93-29, Older Americans Comprehensive Services Amendment
of 1973, enacted May 3, 1973.
!P.L. 93-351, Amendments to the Nutrition Program for the Elderly
Act and for Other Purposes, enacted July 12, 1974.
!P.L. 94-135, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1975, enacted
November 28, 1975.
!P.L. 95-65, 1977 Older Americans Act Amendments, enacted July
!P.L. 95-478, Comprehensive Older Americans Act Amendments of
!P.L. 97-115, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1981, enacted
December 29, 1981.
!P.L. 98-459, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1984, enacted
October 9, 1984.
!P.L. 99-269, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1986, enacted
April 1, 1986.
!P.L. 100-175, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987, enacted
November 29, 1987.
!P.L. 102-375, Older Americans Act Amendments of 1992, enacted
September 30, 1992.
!P.L. 106-501, Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000, enacted
November 13, 2000.