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Request for Public Comment on Proposed Revisions for the Older Americans Act Annual State Program Performance Report

June 9, 2017

On June 1, 2017, ACL released the proposed revisions for the Older Americans Act Title III and VII, Chapters 3 and 4 Annual State Program Performance Report (SPR) for public comment. The Notice of Comment Request is now on display in the Federal Register (Vol. 82, No. 104, page 25293 -25294) and will be open for public comment until July 31, 2017.

Review the proposed State Program Performance Report Requirements Draft 2017 (DOCX, 141KB) and proposed State Program Performance Report Attachment A Definitions Draft 2017 (DOCX, 141KB) found at ACL’s data website AGID ( under the “What’s New” section.

The SPR and the software system used to submit the SPR are being redesigned for the first time since 2005. The proposed redesigned SPR will collect quantitative data from State Units on Aging (SUAs) on the Older Americans Act Title III and Title VII Chapters 3 and 4 programs. The purpose of this data collection is to fulfill requirements of the Older Americans Act and the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRA Modernization Act) of 2010 and related program performance activities.

These reporting requirements are a revision of those which are currently in effect (2016-2019). The factors that influenced the revision of the SPR, include: 1) the need to modernize the data structure to allow for more efficient reporting and the ability to use current technology for reporting and analysis; 2) the interest in aligning data elements within and across data collections; 3) the need to consider alternative data elements that reflect the current Aging Network and long-term care services and supports; and 4) the need to reduce reporting burden while enhancing data quality. The revised SPR reduces the number of data elements reported by 70% compared to the 2016-2019 SPR.

To be considered, comments on the proposed revisions must be received by July 31, 2017.

Please send electronic comments on the information collection proposal to Written comments on the information collection proposal should be mailed to the following address:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration for Community Living,
Washington DC 20201,
Attention: Jennifer Klocinski

For further information contact Jennifer Klocinski by telephone at (202) 795-7377 or by email at

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