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Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
The Trump administration is proposing cuts to the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs, which include the Congregate, Home-Delivered and Nutrition Services Incentive Programs.
The National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, along with Meals on Wheels America, is recommending the OAA programs have their funding increased to $874.6 million, which represents a $36.8 million increase over their 2017 fiscal budget.
They are also advocating against the elimination of three block grants, the Social Services Block Grant (which includes about $30 million for congregate and home-delivered meals) as well as the Community Development Block Grant and the Community Services Block Grant. These grants also provide funding for senior nutrition programs
Have you or someone you know used Meals on Wheels or another National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services program? Share your thoughts on the programs and how budget changes could impact you.
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