Overview of the Draft OAA State Plan

Draft OAA State Plan

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2021-25 Older Americans Act State Plan

What Is the Older Americans Act State Plan?

Each year, the federal government gives California more than $160 million in funding for programs authorized by the Older Americans Act and related federal legislation. (This is in addition to one-time COVID-19 response funds the state has received.) These programs, which are operated by local Area Agencies on Aging, provide vital services for older adults related to nutrition, health and wellness, caregiver support, and much more.

To receive this federal funding, California must submit a State Plan on Aging to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) every four years that identifies specific goals related to OAA programs.

The 2021-25 OAA State Plan will serve as a blueprint for California’s OAA network to build equitable, age-friendly communities through programs, partnerships, services, outreach efforts, and advocacy.

California’s next OAA State Plan is due to ACL on July 1, 2021 and goes into effect October 1, 2021.

Public Input

During two well-attended public hearings on the draft OAA State Plan in April, CDA heard from older adults, people with disabilities, agencies and advocates that serve these individuals, and others. The hearings, which included live captioning and an ASL interpreter, were recorded and can be accessed here.

More than 130 people also shared their comments via an online survey (available in English, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese).

CDA will consider this public input, along with comments received from other stakeholders, as it finalizes the draft OAA State Plan.

Once the plan is approved by the federal Administration for Community Living, it will be posted on the CDA website. This should occur in July. The plan will take effect on October 1, 2021.