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Administration on Aging (AoA)

National Aging Network

The Administration on Aging (AoA) awards funds for nutrition and supportive home and community-based services to the 56 State Units on Aging (SUAs), 629 Area Agencies on Aging, 244 Tribal organizations, and 2 Native Hawaiian organizations. In addition, funds are awarded for disease prevention/health promotion services, elder rights programs (long-term care ombudsman program, legal services, and elder abuse prevention efforts), the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) and the Native American Caregiver Support Program (NACSP).

OAA funding for programs is allocated to each SUA based primarily on the number of persons 60 years of age and over (70 years of age and older for the NFCSP) in the state. Most states are divided into planning and service areas (PSAs), so that programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of older persons residing in those areas. The SUA grants funds to the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) designated for each PSA. The AAA determines the needs of older persons in the PSA and works to address those needs through the funding of local services and through advocacy. The AoA grants funds directly to Federally Recognized Tribal Organizations based on the number of Tribal elders who are 60 years of age and older.  (See funding allocations to States and Tribal Organizations.)

Links below provide listings of State units on aging, Area agencies on aging, member organizations as well as other valuable tools/information for use by aging services professionals.

Last Modified: 8/7/2015