93.044 Special Programs for the Aging_Title III, Part B_Grants for Supportive Services and Senior Centers
CSFA Number: 402-01-0027
Agency Name
Department On Aging (402)
Agency Identification
618-40203-4400-2400 & 618-40203-4400-2300
Agency Contact
Becky Dragoo
217-785-3361
Becky.Dragoo2@Illinois.Gov
Short Description
The purpose of the Older Americans Act is to maximize the quality of life of older persons. The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) provides federal Older Americans Act funds (Title III) and State General Revenue Funds (GRF) to regional Area Agencies on Aging for this purpose.
The grants fund a broad array of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes for as long as possible. These services include, but are not limited, to:

•Access to services such as transportation, case management, and information and assistance;


•In-home services such as personal care, chores, and homemaker assistance; and


•Community services such as legal services, mental health services, and adult day care


This program also funds multi-purpose senior centers that coordinate and integrate services for older adults such as congregate meals, community education, health screening, exercise/health promotion programs, and transportation.


The State of Illinois is divided into 13 Planning and Service Areas (PSAs), each with its own Area Agency on Aging, to stimulate the development or enhancement of coordinated community-based systems, resulting in a continuum of services to persons age 60 and older. These services help seniors stay as independent as possible in their homes and communities, and avoid hospitalization and nursing home care. Using an intrastate funding formula, IDoA awards sub grants under each approved Area Agency on Aging Area Plan. The funding formula reflects the proportion among the Planning and Service Areas of persons age 60 and over in greatest economic or social need, with particular attention to low-income minority individuals and those at risk of institutionalization. The Area Agencies on Aging in turn make sub grants to local service providers, while advocating and representing the best interests of older persons and their caregivers.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Community Development
Enabling Legislation
Older Americans Act of 1965, Title III, Parts A and B, Public Law 89-73, as amended; Public Law 90-42, 81 Stat. 106; Public Law 91-69, 83 Stat. 108; Public Law 93-29, 89 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. 1513; Public Law 97-115, 95 Stat. 1595; Public Law 98-459, 98 Stat. 1767; Public Law 100-175; Section 705, Public Law 100-628; 42 U.S.C. 3022-3030d; Public Law 106-501.
Objectives and Goals
To encourage State Agencies on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging to concentrate resources to develop and implement comprehensive and coordinated community-based systems of service for older individuals via Statewide planning, and area planning and provision of supportive services, including multipurpose senior centers. The objective of these services and centers is to maximize the informal support provided to older Americans to enable them to remain in their homes and communities. Providing transportation services, in-home services, and other support services, this program insures that elders receive the services they need to remain independent.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds are awarded to States to develop and strengthen comprehensive and coordinated service delivery systems through designated State Agencies on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. A State plan covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual amendments as necessary, must be submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary for Aging. Area Plans also cover 2, 3, or 4 years, and are to be submitted to State agencies for approval. These funds are distributed by intrastate funding formulas to area agencies in States with planning and service areas and directly to service providers in the 13 States designated as single-planning-and-service-area States. In addition to supportive nutrition services, these funds may be used to support other services in relation to multipurpose senior centers.
Eligibility Requirements
Individuals age 60 and over, targeting those older individuals with the greatest economic needs, the greatest social needs, and those residing in rural areas.
Eligible Applicants
Other; Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
The Administration on Aging awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging. State agencies approve and award funds to sub-state level organizations, which they have designated.
Assistance Consideration
This program is subject only to the State Plan Consolidation Section of E.O. 12372. State plans are covered under this Section, but intergovernmental consultation review is excluded. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Post Assistance Requirements
Statutory Formula: Formula Grants are 85 percent Federal and 15 percent nonfederal funds. See funding agency for further details. Matching Requirements: Percent: 15%. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See funding agency for further details. SF 425 Financial Status Report (semi-annually) and the Annual Program Performance Report. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. No progress reports are required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable. 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 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.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2016 : $16,848,514
FY 2017 : $15,492,583
FY 2018 : $17,286,989
FY 2019 : $24,000,000
FY 2020 : $28,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
T32002NORTHEASTERN ILL AREA AGENCY10/01/201909/30/20214,060,204
T32013AGEOPTIONS INC10/01/201909/30/20213,413,896
T31813AGEOPTIONS INC10/01/201809/30/20203,387,398
T31812CHICAGO DEPT OF FAMILY & SUPPO10/01/201809/30/20203,132,210
T32012CHICAGO DEPT OF FAMILY & SUPPO10/01/201909/30/20213,100,300