Title III Programs

Grants and contracts are awarded for services that fall under the following categories.  

 

 
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Title III-B: Supportive Services

Title III-B Supportive Services funding is used to fund home and community based services that help older persons to remain self-sufficient.  Examples include assisted transportation, chore, homemaker, personal care, legal assistance, legal education and home modification services.

According to the Older Americans Act, grantees or contractors funded with Title III-B Supportive Services funding must make special efforts to reach the following target populations of individuals aged 60+:

 

  • Those with the greatest economic need with particular attention to low-income minorities

  • Those with the greatest social need with particular attention to low-income minorities

  • People of minority status (services must be provided to minority older adults in at least the same proportion as they are to the general older population in the service area)

  • Frail, disabled or functionally impaired

  • Rural or isolated

  • Limited or non-English speaking

  • Hearing impaired or visually impaired

  • Identified as “at risk” for institutional placement (“at risk for institutional placement” means having a limitation in two or more Activities of Daily Living)

  • Older individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction (and the caretakers of such individuals)


Title III-C: Nutrition

Title III-C Supportive Services funding is used to administer the Older Americans Act Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) services through AEOA. The ENP helps older adults remain independent and in their communities. Meals must meet nutritional standards by incorporating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and providing a minimum of one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Meals must also meet the Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) requirements.

The Congregate Nutrition Program (Title III C-1) addresses dietary inadequacy and social isolation among individuals aged 60 and older. The Program provides nutrition education, nutrition risk screening and, in some Planning and Service Areas, nutrition counseling. The program targets older individuals with the greatest economic or social need, with particular attention given to low-income minority older individuals and older individuals living in rural areas. The program encourages the use of volunteers and gives all participants the opportunity to contribute to the meal cost.

The Home-Delivered Nutrition Program (Title III C-2) provides nutritious meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screening to individuals 60 years of age or over who are homebound by reason of illness or disability, or who are otherwise isolated. Program goals are targeted to the reduction of social isolation and the promotion of better health through nutrition. Most home-delivered meal programs provide their clients with a hot meal five days a week delivered by staff or volunteer drivers. In addition, nutrition education is provided and nutrition counseling may be available.


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Title III-D: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services

Title III-D services funding can be used to fund evidence-based health promotion programs, medication management and screening, mental health assessment/screening (fundable under health assessment/screening) and home injury control services.

According to the Older Americans Act, grantees or contractors funded with Title III-D Supportive Services funding must make special efforts to reach the following target populations of individuals aged 60+:

 

  • Those with the greatest economic need with particular attention to low-income minorities

  • Those with the greatest social need with particular attention to low-income minorities

  • People of minority status (services must be provided to minority older adults in at least the same proportion as they are to the general older population in the service area)

  • Frail, disabled or functionally impaired

  • Rural or isolated

  • Limited or non-English speaking

  • Hearing impaired or visually impaired

  • Identified as “at risk” for institutional placement (“at risk for institutional placement” means having a limitation in two or more Activities of Daily Living)

  • Older individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction (and the caretakers of such individuals)


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Title III E: National Family Caregiver Support Program

Title III E funding is used to fund services that provide support services to family members and other individuals (neighbors or friends) who are providing in-home and community care for:

·   frail older adults age 60 and older;

·   persons with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss, regardless of age; and

·   in some instances, persons age 19 -59, with disabilities

Examples of services that may be funding include: Individual or Family Caregiver Counseling

Respite Care, Support Groups, Caregiver Training and Education, Information Services

Grantees or contractors funded with Title III-E Caregiver Support funding must make special efforts to reach (target) caregivers of older adults who:

  • Are older caregivers with the greatest social and economic need with particular attention to low-income minorities.

  • Are caring for care recipients who are older individuals with the greatest social and economic need who are not yet eligible for the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care programs, with particular attention to low-income minorities.

  • Provide care for older individuals with Alzheimers’ Disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.

  • Are grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers (excluding parents) who are 55 years or older and providing care for children with severe disabilities (minor children age 0 to 18 years of age) or individuals with severe disabilities (adults age 19 years of age or more)