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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
93.047 Special Programs for the Aging_Title VI, Part A, Grants to Indian Tribes_Part B, Grants to Native Hawaiians

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

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.
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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:

Project Grants.
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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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Indians who are 60 years of age and older, and in the case nutrition services, their spouses. Tribes also have the authority to define Indians under 60 years of age as "older Indian" for eligibility purposes.

Credentials/Documentation:   Costs will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   In order to receive a grant, the eligible tribal organization or, for Native Hawaiians, the nonprofit private organization serving Native Hawaiians must submit an application in accordance with instructions published by the Administration on Aging.

Award Procedure:   An award document issued by the Administration on Aging.

Deadlines:   Established when grant application instructions are issued. Contact Headquarters Office for further information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Usually within 30 to 60 days.

Appeals:   Appeals are processed in accordance with Administration on Aging regulations in 45 CFR 1326 and 1328.

Renewals:   Renewals within the grant period are based on satisfactory performance during the prior year, and the availability of funds.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

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.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Funds for grants are awarded for no less than a 12-month period.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Semi-annual program and financial reports are required of grantees.

Audits:   Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Records:   Records must be maintained for 3 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-0142-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Grants) Grants to Indian Tribes: FY 01 Parts A and B - $23,250,077; FY 02 est Title VI, Part A and Part B - $25,729,000; and FY 03 est A and B $25,675,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Grants to Indian Tribes, Part A range from $75,540 to $184,510. Grants to Native Hawaiians, Part B funded at $1,505,000 to one Native Hawaiian Organization.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog).

Headquarters Office:   Cynthia LaCounte 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Cynthia.LaCounte@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-357-0148

Web Site Address:  
http://www.acl.gov

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.

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