93.042 Special Programs for the Aging_Title VII, Chapter 2_Long Term Care Ombudsman Services for Older Ind
CSFA Number: 402-01-0025
Agency Name
Department On Aging (402)
Agency Identification
618-40203-4400-2800
Agency Contact
Jose Jimenez
217.785.3353
Jose.Jimenez@illinois.gov
Short Description
Long Term care ombudsman are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen provide information about how to find a facility and what to do to get quality care. Under the federal Older Americans Act, every state is required to have an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, Section 702 (a).
Objectives and Goals
The principal role of this Ombudsman Program is to investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. Ombudsmen also promote policies and practices needed to improve the quality of care and life in long-term care facilities and educate both consumers and providers about residents' rights and good care practices.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds are awarded to States to develop or strengthen service systems through designated State Agencies on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging and other entities. Funds under this Title and Chapter are included in State aging plans covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual revisions as necessary, submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary for Aging. Funds must be used to design and implement programs for the provision of long-term care ombudsman services for individuals living in long-term care facilities.
Eligibility Requirements
Individuals residing in long-term care facilities or requiring assistance in entering or transferring from such facilities.
Eligible Applicants
Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging.
Assistance Consideration
States and territories are entitled to these grants by statute.
Post Assistance Requirements
Statutory Formula: This program has minimum funding requirements, see funding agency for further details. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Federal Financial Report, SF-425. Federal Financial Report,SF-425. as noted in the Program Announcement. SF-425. as noted in the Program Announcement. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500. Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
45 CFR 92 and 45 CFR 1324 (renumbered effective July 1, 2016)
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $495,137
FY 2018 : $577,230
FY 2019 : $1,000,000
FY 2020 : $1,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
T72002NORTHEASTERN ILL AREA AGENCY10/01/201909/30/2021130,962
T71802NORTHEASTERN ILL AREA AGENCY10/01/201809/30/2020127,628
T72013AGEOPTIONS INC10/01/201909/30/2021123,651
T71813AGEOPTIONS INC10/01/201809/30/2020122,832
T71812CHICAGO DEPT OF FAMILY & SUPPO10/01/201809/30/202083,233