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93.047 Special Programs for the Aging_Title VI, Part A, Grants to Indian Tribes_Part B, Grants to Native Hawaiians
ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Older Americans Act of 1965, Public Law 89-73, as amended; Title VI, Public Law 95-478, 92 Stat. 1513; Public Law 97-115, 95 Stat. 1595; Public Law 98-459, 98 Stat. 1767; Public Law 100-175, 42 U.S.C. 3057; Public Law 100-628; Public Law 102-375; Public Law 106-501.
To promote the delivery of supportive services, including nutrition services, to older Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and to enable tribal organizations to provide multifaceted systems of support services to family caregivers . Services are comparable to services provided under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are available through grants to eligible Indian Tribal Organizations for services comparable to those provided under Title III. Services must include nutrition services and information and referral, and may include transportation and other services authorized under Title III. Funds may be used for staffing the center. Indian Tribes receive funds based on a formula that considers the number of eligible elder Indians represented by the tribal organizations with population ranges from 50-100; 101-200; 201-300; 301-400; 401-500; and 501 to 1,500 and 1,501 over. Grants also are available to private or nonprofit organizations having the capacity to provide services to older Native Hawaiians.
Applicant Eligibility: Tribal organizations of Indian tribes eligible for assistance under Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b) and public or nonprofit private organizations which serve Native Hawaiian Elders, which represent at least 50 Indians or Hawaiians 60 years of age or older. Applicants must document that they have or will have the ability to deliver social and nutrition services. To receive a Part C grant, the organization must have a Part A or Part B grant.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Although the agency maintains discretion in determining when and how many awards will be made under Title VI, a population based formula application process will be used to actually award funds. The formula is based on the number of elders a tribal organization represents who are 60 years of age or older. The minimum number is 50 elderly Indians or Native Hawaiians. At the current time, fund formula categories are: population 50-100: Band 1; population 101-200: Band 2; population 201-300: Band 3; population 301- 400: Band 4; population 401-500: Band 5; population 501-1500: Band 6: population 1,500+ Bank 7. There is no matching required.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-annual program and financial reports are required of grantees.
Account Identification: 75-0142-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, grants were awarded to 233 tribal organizations and two Native Hawaiian Organizations for nutrition and supportive services to Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders. Part C grants were awarded to 116 tribal organizations and 2 Native Hawaiian organizations. A similar number of grants are expected to be awarded in fiscal year 2002 and 2003 .
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1328. Guidelines are issued by the Assistant Secretary for Aging.
Regional or Local Office: Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog).
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Supportive and Nutrition Services for Older Indian Persons - Passamaquoddy Tribe, Perry, Maine; (2) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indian Persons -San Carlos Apache Tribe; (3) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indian Persons - Yakima Indian Nation; (4) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indian Persons - St. Croix Tribal Council, Wisconsin; (5) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indians - Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Judgment is based upon the extent to which the project meets the requirements of the law and regulations.