93.047: Special Programs for the Aging: Title VI, Part A, Indian Programs: Grants to Indian Tribes and Part B, Grants to Native Hawaiians

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Objectives: To promote the delivery of supportive services, including nutrition services, to older Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Services are comparable to services provided under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.



Applicant Eligibility: Tribal organizations of Indian tribes eligible for assistance under Section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450b) and public or nonprofit private organizations which serve Native Hawaiian Elders, which represent at least 50 Indians or Hawaiians 60 years of age or older. Applicants must document that they have or will have the ability to deliver social and nutrition services.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Indians who are 60 years of age and older, and in the case of nutrition services, their spouses. Tribes also have the authority to define Indians under 60 years of age as "older Indian" for eligibility purposes.

Credentials/Documentation: Costs will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


Preapplication Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure: In order to receive a grant, the eligible tribal organization or nonprofit private organization serving Native Hawaiians must submit an application in accordance with instructions published by the Administration on Aging.

Award Procedure: An award document issued by the Administration on Aging.

Deadlines: Established when grant application instructions are issued. Contact Headquarters Office for further information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Usually within 30 to 60 days.

Appeals: Appeals are processed in accordance with Administration on Aging regulations in 45 CFR, Parts 1326 and 1328.

Renewals: Renewals within the grant period are based on satisfactory performance during the prior year, and the availability of funds.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals: Judgment is based upon the extent to which the project meets the requirements of the law and regulations.

Examples of Funded Projects: (1) Supportive and Nutrition Services for Older Indian Persons - Passamaquoddy Tribe, Perry, Maine; (2) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indian Persons -San Carlos Apache Tribe; (3) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indian Persons - Yakima Indian Nation; (4) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indian Persons - St. Croix Tribal Council, Wisconsin; (5) Supportive and Nutrition Services to Older Indians - Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.

Range & Average of Financial Assistance: $49,000 to $125,000; $64,364.


93.047 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal year 1996, grants were awarded to 221 tribal organizations, and one Native Hawaiian Organization.



Type of Assistance: Project Grants.

Obligations: (Grants) Grants to Indian Tribes: FY 95 $15,211,800; FY 96 est $14,451,300; and FY 97 est $14,451,300. Grants to Native Hawaiians: FY 95 $1,690,200; FY 96 est $1,605,700; and FY 97 est $1,605,700.

Budget Account Number: 75-0142-0-1-506.

Authorization: Older Americans Act of 1965, Public Law 89-73, as amended; Title VI, 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, 42 U.S.C. 3057; Public Law 100-628; Public Law 102-375.

Regulations, Guidelines, & Literature: 45 CFR 1328. Guidelines are issued by the Commissioner on Aging.


Regional or Local Office: Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services Regional Offices (see Appendix IV of the Catalog).

Headquarters Office: Dr. Yvonne Jackson, Director, Office of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Programs, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 619-2957. Use the same number for FTS.


Formula & Matching Requirements: Although the agency maintains discretion in determining when and how many awards will be made under Title VI, Part A, a formula application process will be used to actually award funds. The formula is based on the number of elders a tribal organization represents who are 60 years of age or older. The minimum number is 50 elderly Indians or Native Hawaiians. There is no matching required.

Length & Time Phasing of Assistance: Funds for grants are awarded for no less than a 12-month period.

Uses & Use Restrictions: Funds are available through grants to eligible Indian tribal organizations for services comparable to those provided under Title III. Services must include nutrition services and information and referral, and may include transportation and other services authorized under Title III. Funds may also be used for the alteration, lease or renovation of a facility to be used as a multipurpose Indian senior center and for staffing the center. Indian Tribes receive funds based on a formula that considers the number of eligible elder Indians represented by the tribal organizations with population ranges from 50-100; 101-200; 201-300; 301-400; 401-500; and 501 to 1,500 and 1,501 over. One grant is given to a private or nonprofit organization having the capacity to provide services to older Native Hawaiians.


Reports: Semi-annual program and financial reports are required of grantees.

Audits: Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR, Parts 74 and 92.

Records: Records must be maintained for 3 years.

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