Older Americans Act Reauthorized for 5 Years
Funding for meals, caregiving helps about 11 million older adults annually
by Dena Bunis,
, March 26, 2020
President Trump on Wednesday signed a bipartisan reauthorization of a landmark law that provides more money for programs that help millions of older Americans age in their homes and communities through services including Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support and transportation.
The Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 extends the
Older Americans Act (OAA)
for five years and increases funding levels for its programs by 7 percent in federal fiscal year 2020 and by 6 percent each year from 2021 to 2024.