Older Americans Act (OAA)

American Rescue Plan of 2021

ACL issued grants totaling $1.4 billion to help older adults recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through the American Rescue Plan, these grants to the aging services network in every state and territory will help provide meals and other nutrition services, support family caregivers, help older adults connect and engage with others to reduce social isolation, re-open senior centers, and help residents of nursing homes resolve complaints. The grants also will help accelerate vaccination of older adults by funding the aging service network to conduct outreach and education, assist people with scheduling and attending vaccination appointments, and connecting people to in-home vaccination services.

Allocation tables for the grants provided to states and territories are available below:

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (2021)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, provided a total of $2.2 trillion, with $955 million directed to ACL programs, including the following Older Americans Act programs:

  • $200M for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) under Title III-B )
  • $480M for nutrition programs under Title III-C 
  • $20M for nutrition and related services for Native American Programs under Title VI 
  • $100M for the National Family Caregiver Support Program under Title III-E 
  • $20M for the Ombudsman Program under Title VII 

The Act also provided $85M for Centers for Independent Living under Title VII, Part C, Chapter I of the Rehabilitation Act. 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (2020) Supplemental Funding for OAA Nutrition Programs

State and Tribal Funding Allocations

State Allocation Tables: Title III

The following tables show the amount of Federal grant funds, provided to each state, under Title III of the Older Americans Act—Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging:

State Allocation Tables: Title III-NSIP

The following tables show the amount of Federal grant funds, provided to each state, through the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP), under Title III of the Older Americans Act—Grants for State and Community Programs on Aging:

State Allocation Tables: Title VII

The following tables show the amount of Federal grant funds, provided to each state, under Title VII of the Older Americans Act—Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities.

Tribal Organization Allocation Tables: Title VI, including NSIP

The following tables show the amount of Federal grant funds, provided to each state, under Title VI, including funding for the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP), of the Older Americans Act—Grants for Native Americans:


Last modified on 06/22/2022


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