Request for Public Review and Comment on the 2019 Older Americans Act Funding Proposal


The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging will host a public meeting to gather public input on its Area Plan for 2019. This is a planning document, pursuant to the Older Americans Act, that identifies priority needs, goals, objectives and activities that will be undertaken by the Area Agency on Aging in developing and implementing programs for individuals age 60 years and older in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota. This public meeting is an opportunity for to provide input into the plan. 

Public Hearing Topic: Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) is proposing to use $ 99,404 in Title III-B direct service funds to pay for the Program Development and Coordination Activities during 2019 as a cost of Area Plan administration. The following are target activities to be completed in FY 2019. The AAAA will be submitting a proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) to utilize 25% of its 2019 Title IIIB (Supportive Services) funding for Program Development and Coordination Activities. These activities will have a direct and positive impact on the enhancement of services for older adults in the 7 counties (Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Saint Louis) arrowhead region of Minnesota.

Each of the goals included below and developed by the MBA is followed by the proposed activities that AAAA will undertake as it strives to reach each goal. Your comments regarding, the proposed activities may be shared by following the directions on the “request for Public Review and Comment on the 2019 Older Americans Act Funding Proposal” link.

Goal 1: Leveraging the experience, expertise, and energy of older Minnesotans

Goal 2: Equip older Minnesotans with the tools to take charge of their health and make informed

Goal 3: Support families and friends in their caregiving roles

Goal 4: Support aging in community with access to a range of services and housing options


The public is invited to make comment in written form and/or by attending the public meeting.

Thursday, September 13th

12 pm to 1 pm

ARDC, 221 W 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802. (1st floor conference room)

Comments will be accepted online through October 5th.

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