On July 2nd, ADvancing States, in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Meals on Wheels America, and the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, submitted a letter to Congress requesting additional funding for OAA programs to continue providing COVID-related services and supports. The letter requests an additional $1.1 billion for these services, which was the combined total of OAA funding provided in the Families First Coronavirus Response and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Acts. This is due to ongoing increased need for support due to the economic and social distancing impacts of COVID on the older adult population. The letter also highlights the aging network’s experience with serving older adults during the pandemic and the ongoing increased demand for services across the country, which supports the request for additional funding.
To read the full letter, please click here.