Home Delivered Meals (Non-Formula and Formula)
CSFA Number: 402-00-1663
Agency Name
Department On Aging (402)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Jose Jimenez
Short Description
Provides nutritional meals to seniors
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Food and Nutrition
Objectives and Goals
When older adults cannot leave their homes and cannot personally prepare nutritious meals, home delivered meals are an available option. Volunteers who deliver meals to homebound older persons have an important opportunity to check on the welfare of the homebound elderly and are encouraged to report any health or other problems that they may observe during their visits.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
Meals served under the Nutrition Program must provide at least one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowances established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.
Eligibility Requirements
Older adults who participate in either the group site (congregate) meal or home delivered meal programs are offered the opportunity to make voluntary contributions toward the cost of the program.
Eligible Applicants
Application and Award Processing
To locate a Nutrition Program near you, contact...
•your local Nutrition Program. A list is in the Directory of Agencies and Organizations Serving Seniors,
•your local Area Agency on Aging; or
•the Illinois Department on Aging Senior HelpLine.
Assistance Consideration
Typically, federal and state funded meal programs allow for home-delivered meals on weekdays only. Illinois participates in a public/private partnership program known as MEALS-ON-WHEELS ILLINOIS. The program is designed to raise funds for holiday, weekend and emergency meals, helping fill the “gaps” left by federal and state funded home-delivered meal programs.
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $17,600,000
FY 2018 : $21,800,000
FY 2019 : $21,800,000
FY 2020 : $23,800,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
T32012CHICAGO DEPT OF FAMILY & SUPPO10/01/201906/30/20205,369,280
T32002NORTHEASTERN ILL AREA AGENCY10/01/201906/30/20204,583,880
T32013AGEOPTIONS INC10/01/201906/30/20204,541,040
T32005EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS AREA10/01/201906/30/20201,625,540
T32001NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS AREA10/01/201906/30/20201,456,560