Nutrition Services Incentive Program

To reward effective performance by States and Tribes in the efficient delivery of nutritious meals to older adults through the use of cash or USDA Foods.



Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Administrators, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Region Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog).
Website Address

https://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Bishop Indian Tribal Council $ 7,922   2017-04-012020-03-31
Southern Ute Indian Tribe $ 12,158   2017-04-012020-03-31
Inter-tribal Council Of Nevada, Inc $ 9,142   2017-04-012020-03-31
Picayune Rancheria Of The Chukchansi Indians $ 12,952   2017-04-012020-03-31
Yavapai Apache Nation $ 9,296   2017-04-012020-03-31
Nooksack Indian Tribe $ 14,565   2017-04-012020-03-31
Kickapoo Tribe In Kansas, Inc. $ 18,639   2017-04-012020-03-31
Central Council Tlingit And Haida Indian $ 2,403   2017-04-012020-03-31
Dena' Nena' Henash $ 2,679   2017-04-012020-03-31
Native Village Of Eyak $ 3,149   2017-04-012020-03-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are made available to State Units on Aging (SUA) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) to purchase domestically produced foods or to access USDA Foods from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

The funds or USDA Foods are to be used in the preparation of congregate and home-delivered meals by nutrition services programs.

USDA Foods may not be sold, exchanged, or otherwise disposed of (authorized distribution excepted) without prior, specific approval of USDA.

Each SUA and ITO shall promptly and equitably disburse funds received to recipients.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State Units on Aging (SUA) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) that receive funding through Titles III and VI of the OAA may receive grants of cash from the Administration for Community Living, and/or USDA Foods.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For Title III congregate meals, persons who are older adults (age 60 years and above) or a spouse of an older adult, regardless of age; disabled adults who live in housing facilities primarily occupied by older adults where a congregate site is located; disabled adults under age 60, who reside at home with older adults; and volunteers, regardless of age, who assist in meal service during meal hours. For Title III home-delivered meals, an older individual (age 60 years and above) must be assessed to be homebound. The spouse of a homebound individual regardless of age or condition may receive a meal if receipt of the meal is assessed to be in the best interest of the homebound older adult. For Title VI, all of these criteria apply. In addition, an ITO may select the age that defines who is an older adult.

Credentials/Documentation

State Units on Aging (SUA) and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO) must complete agreements with the Administration for Community Living. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All States and Indian Tribal Organizations are eligible.

Award Procedures

Issuance of Notice of Award.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Older Americans Act of 1965, Parts A and C, Public law 89-73, as amended; Public law 90-42, 81 Stat. 106; Public Law 91-69, 85 Stat. 108; Public Law 92-258, 86 Stat. 88; Public Law 93-87 Stat. 301; Public law 93-351, 88 Stat. 357; Public law 94-135, 89; Stat. 713; Public Law 95-65, 91 Stat. 269; Public law 95-478, 92 Stat. 513; Public law 97-115, 95 Stat. 1595; Public Law 98-459, 98 Stat. 1767; Title III, Part C, Public Law 100-175; public Law 100- 628; 42 U.S.C. 3030e-3030g; Public Law 102-375; Public 106-501.Public Law 114-144.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. None.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 1321, and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.

Renewals

Title III and Title VI program agreements are indefinite, unless withdrawal is requested or required because of program irregularities.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See program statute.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Submitted through the Payment Management System.

SUAs annually complete a State Program Report, which is submitted through the National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS).

ITOs complete an annual report which is submitted through the Title VI Program Performance Review Form.

425 Financial Status reports are due at the end of each grant year.

No performance monitoring is required.

425 Financial Status reports are due at the end of each grant year.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the current OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement Part 4 and the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.

Records

Adequate to account for all receipts and dispositions; to be retained for 3 years following the close of the fiscal year.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $160,069,000; FY 17 est $159,795,000; and FY 18 est $159,795,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY16 $779 to $16,113,431, FY17 $155 to $16,520,198 and FY18 est. $155 to $16,520,198 FY16 Average: $496,766, FY17 Average: $478,741, FY 18 est Average: $478,741.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 75

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrators, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Region Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog).

Headquarters Office

Holly Greuling Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Holly.Greuling@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7355

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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