On August 3rd, 2020, ADvancing States, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP), and Meals on Wheels America (MOWAA) sent a joint letter to congressional leadership regarding funding for the Older Americans Act (OAA). The letter emphasizes the tremendous need in state and local programs across the country and advocates for continued emergency funding to support OAA programs such as home-delivered meals, in-home services, and caregiver assistance.
Specifically, the letter outlines the following requests:
- A minimum of an additional $1.1 billion in funding for OAA programs in the next coronavirus emergency supplemental funding bill
- Ongoing emergency funding for Older Americans Act programs and services that reflects the combined total of OAA funding provided in the Families First and CARES Acts
- Supplementary relief to state and local governments, including additional federal Medicaid and Medicaid home and community-based (HCBS) waiver matching funds to states
Click here to read the full letter.