Grant: $2,502,601 - Administration on Aging - Mar. 18, 2009
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Award Description: The Adminstration of Aging has made additional funding available for congregate meals. These funds support community programs that provide nutritious meals to individuals age 60 and older at congregate settings (e.g., senior centers, churches).
Project Description: ARRA provided Ohio with $2,502,601 for Congregate Nutrition Services. Established in 1972 under the Older Americans Act (OAA), the program provides meals to older Americans in congregate facilities such as senior centers, adult day centers, and faith-based settings. In line with the HHS Strategic Objective ?Promote the Economic Independence and Social Well-being of Individuals and Families Across the Lifespan,? Congregate Nutrition Services help seniors to maintain their health and avoid hospitalization and nursing home placement. Fifty-eight percent of congregate meal recipients who responded to AoA?s national survey of elderly clients reported that the meals enabled them to continue living independently in their own homes. Congregate meal programs are faced with the dual challenge of rising food and other costs in addition to an increased demand for services because of the growing elderly population. Now the economic downturn is forcing many local senior programs to close meal sites or scale back meal services. Funding provided under the Recovery Act will help local senior programs to offset these cutbacks and contribute to the provision of over 630,000 additional meals to vulnerable older adults. As of 9/30/09, region plans have been approved, ARRA funds have been allocated to area agencies on aging and service providers, and service delivery has begun.
Jobs Summary: ARRA Congregate Meal funds will not have any direct impact on ODA (prime-recipient) and/or area agencies in aging (sub-recipients) workforces because Ohio has elected not to use any ARRA funds for adminstration and to allocate all funds to the direct provision of meals. During our planning process area agencies on aging (AAAs) asked their providers (vendors) to project job creation/retention. Statewide ARRA congregate meal providers project that ARRA funds will create 25 FTEs and retain 10 FTEs. To confirm job creation providers will be submitting quarterly reports to their respective AAAs. AAAs will summarize the data and send it to ODA for inclusion in the State's quaterly report. Throught 9/30/09 providers report creation/retention of 15.88 jobs. The types of jobs created/retained include: prep cooks, kitchen aides, site managers, drivers and dietary aides. (Total jobs reported: 16)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|City of Columbus||$268,627||COLUMBUS||OH|
|Council On Aging of Southwestern Ohio||$302,944||CINCINNATI||OH|
|Area Agency On Aging District 7||$107,341||WEST UNION||OH|
|Ohio District 5 Area Agency On Aging||$119,142||MANSFIELD||OH|
|Area Agency On Aging, Planning and Service Area 2||$260,288||DAYTON||OH|
|Area Office On Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc||$202,650||TOLEDO||OH|
|Buckeye Hills Hocking Valley Regional Development District||$66,662||MARIETTA||OH|
|Psa 3 Agency On Aging, Inc.||$88,752||LIMA||OH|
|Area Agency On Aging, Region 9, Incorporated||$128,163||BYESVILLE||OH|
|Western Reserve Area Agency On Aging||$518,702||CLEVELAND||OH|
|Area Agency On Aging, 10b, Inc.||$254,271||UNIONTOWN||OH|
|Area Agency On Aging 11, Inc.||$185,059||YOUNGSTOWN||OH|