Home-Delivered Nutrition

Program Code

The Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III C-2 Home-Delivered Nutrition program code is 3890200.

Program Description

The OAA seeks to enable older individuals to maintain their well-being through locally developed community-based systems of services. The OAA Title III C-2 Home-Delivered Nutrition Program provides nutritious meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screening to individuals aged 60 or older that are homebound due to illness or disability, or are isolated. The Program targets homebound older individuals with the greatest economic or social need, with particular attention to low-income, minority older individuals, and older individuals living in rural areas. Program goals are to promote better health through nutrition, provide links to other supportive services, and reduce social isolation through contact with the individuals who deliver the meals. Each meal must meet the nutritional standards outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provide a minimum of one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes.

Most Home-Delivered Nutrition Programs provide meals five days a week delivered by staff or volunteer drivers. In addition, programs provide nutrition education at least four times per year and nutrition counseling is available in some areas.

Program Benefits

The Program improves participants’ dietary intakes and reduces social isolation to help participants to remain independent and in their own home. This prevents premature institutionalization and its associated costs.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Requirement

Individuals 60 years of age or older


No requirement

  • Eligible individuals must be homebound by reason of illness, incapacity, disability, or are otherwise isolated
  • Spouses and caregivers of eligible participants, regardless of age, may also receive meals if it is beneficial to the participant
  • Individuals with a disability who resides at home with an older individual may receive a meal if it is in the best interest of the homebound senior

Program Funding

Funding Type Funding Information
  • OAA federal funds via Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • State General Fund (GF)
  • Local funds
  • In-kind contributions
Allocation Formula

Intrastate Funding Formula

Match Requirements

Local Assistance:

  • 5 percent State GF
  • 10 percent local funds

State Operations:

  • 25 percent State GF
  • 40 percent of funds can be transferred between Title III C-1 (Congregate Nutrition) and Title III C-2 (Home-Delivered Nutrition)
  • 30 percent of funds can be transferred between Title III B (Supportive Services) and Title III C-1 and Title III C-2
  • In FY 2019-20, the State Legislature allocated $17.5 million in supplemental funds to the Title IIIC Nutrition Program, including C-1 Congregate Nutrition and C-2 Home-Delivered Nutrition, to augment the Title IIIC Nutrition Program.
  • Voluntary contributions are accepted

July 1 – June 30

Program Fact Sheets - Statewide

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Program Fact Sheets - Local Level