Grants awarded under this announcement are to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging (SUAs), and federally recognized Tribal Organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), as amended. These funds only become available when the President declares a Major Disaster under the Stafford Act and may only be used in those areas designated in the Major Disaster Declaration issued by the President of the United States.
Funds typically requested are for the following OAA Title III types of gap-filling services: Outreach, information and assistance, counseling, case management, advocacy on behalf of older persons unable or reluctant to speak for themselves, and staff overtime. Funds may be used for additional food, supplies, extra home delivered meals, home clean up and safety, emergency medications, transportation and other such immediate needs. OAA funds may be used for permissible expenses incurred which are not or cannot be paid for through other disaster funding resources.
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