93.045 (CMC2) Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Older Americans Act Title III - Congregate Meals
CSFA Number: 402-03-2396
Agency Name
Department On Aging (402)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Becky Dragoo
Short Description
This formula grant award is issued under the authority of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for activities authorized under Subparts 1 and 2 of Part C, of Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended through P.L. 114-144, enacted April 19, 2016. The terms and conditions of this Notice of Award (NoA) and other requirements have the following order of precedence: (1) statute; (2) executive order; (3) program regulation; (4) administrative regulation found in 45 CFR Part 75; (5) agency policies; and (6) Any additional terms and conditions and remarks on NoA.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Food and Nutrition
Enabling Legislation
Older Americans Act of 1965, Parts A and C, Public law 89-73, as amended; Public law 90-42, 81 Stat. 106; Public Law 91-69, 85 Stat. 108; Public Law 92-258, 86 Stat. 88; Public Law 93-87 Stat. 301; Public law 93-351, 88 Stat. 357; Public law 94-135, 89; Stat. 713; Public Law 95-65, 91 Stat. 269; Public law 95-478, 92 Stat. 513; Public law 97-115, 95 Stat. 1595; Public Law 98-459, 98 Stat. 1767; Title III, Part C, Public Law 100-175; public Law 100- 628; 42 U.S.C. 3030e-3030g; Public Law 102-375; Public 106-501.Public Law 114-144.
Objectives and Goals
To provide grants to States and U.S. Territories to support nutrition services including nutritious meals, nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition services for older adults in order to maintain health, independence and quality of life. Meals and nutrition services are to be served in a congregate setting or delivered to the home, if the older adult is homebound.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds are made available to State Units on Aging and U.S. Territories for use by local nutrition projects. Local projects must provide an appropriate meal, which complies with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provides one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). Meals must be provided at least once per day, 5 or more days per week, except in rural areas where such frequency is not feasible, to eligible people aged 60 and over and their spouses. Local projects may also use funds to provide nutrition education, nutrition counseling and other nutrition services, as appropriate, based on the needs of meal participants.
Eligibility Requirements
For Title III congregate meals, persons who are older adults (age 60 years and above) or a spouse of an older adult, regardless of age; disabled adults who live in housing facilities primarily occupied by older adults where a congregate site is located; disabled adults under age 60, who reside at home with older adults; and volunteers, regardless of age, who assist in meal service during meal hours. For Title III home-delivered meals, an older individual must be assessed to be homebound. The spouse of a homebound individual regardless of age or condition may receive a meal if receipt of the meal is assessed to be in the best interest of the homebound older adult.
Eligible Applicants
Other; Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula.
Assistance Consideration
Only States and U.S. Territories which have State Units on Aging designated by the governors are eligible to receive these grants.
Post Assistance Requirements
National Policies including Trafficking Victims Protection Act, Whistleblower Protections, and DOMA:
Implementation of Same-Sex Spouses/Marriages
• Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
• Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)
2. By requesting or receiving funds under this award, the recipient assures that it will carry out the
project/program described in its approved state plan(s) and will comply with the terms and conditions and other
requirements of this award.
3. SF-425 Financial Reporting: Grantee is required to submit SF-425s on a semi-annual basis. Beginning
with this FFY2020 grant, the SF-425 and the “AoA Title III supplemental form to the SF-425” shall be submitted
using the HHS’ Payment Management System (PMS). The “AoA Title III supplemental form to the SF-425”
should be attached to the SF-425 in PMS. PMS website is located at: https://pms.psc.gov. Reports are due
within 30 days for the periods ending March 31 and September 30 (i.e., due April 30 and October 30), through
September 30, 2021, a final PMS drawdown and a final SF-425 are due within 90 days after September 30,
2021 (i.e., due December 30, 2021). If a final SF-425 report will be submitted December 30, 2021, a semiannual
report is not required to be filed for report ending September 30, 2021.
4. Federal participation cannot exceed 75% of the total State and Area plan administration costs. The
remaining 25% represents the State and local matching share.
5. Federal participation requirements under sections 304(d)(1)(D) (85% of total III-B, C-1, and C-2 service
costs) and 309(b)(2) (1/3 of the 15% State matching share) of the OAA shall not apply to funds received under
this grant award.
6. Federal Cash Reporting: On the SF-425 form, lines 10 a. through c. are reported on a quarterly
calendar year basis (for the periods ending 12/31, 3/31, 6/30, 9/30) at the HHS’ Payment Management System
(PMS). PMS website is located at: https://pms.psc.gov. Reconciliation of advances and disbursements is
required for each quarter and the report must be completed within 30 days of the end of each quarter (i.e., by
1/30, 4/30, 7/30, 10/30). This reporting requirement is separate from completing the entire SF-425 as denoted in
the financial reporting term.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $2,942,080
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
COVID2012City of Chicago - 50 Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS)03/20/202009/30/2021331,867
COVID2002Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging03/20/202009/30/2021283,323
COVID2005East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Inc.03/20/202009/30/2021100,472
COVID2001Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging03/20/202009/30/202190,028