You Are Invited to A Community Conversation
Background – The Southeastern MN Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA) receives Federal Funding through the Older Americans Act. Funds are administered by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and distributed to the MN Board on Aging (MBA). About every 10 years, the ACL asks the MBA to review the Intrastate Funding Formula (IFF) – the formula on which funds are distributed. The suggested changes to the IFF will be submitted to the ACL by 5/2023, although changes will not go into effect until 1/2025.
Impact to SE MN Providers/Older Adults – SEMAAA’s base funding using the current IFF is 10.28%. With the proposed IFF Draft 5, this allocation would drop to 8.82%. This would result in a reduction of $28,447 in administrative funding and a loss of over $252,000 in Title funding granted to SE MN provider agencies. This will result in reduced service hours or potentially the elimination of core community-based support services. Summary of cuts:
Title IIIB – Supportive Service – loss of over $62,341
Title IIIC1 – Congregate Meals – reduction of $93,827 loss of 12,941 meals
Title IIIC2 – Home Delivered Meals – reduction of $54,693 loss of over 7,244 meals
Title IIID – Preventive Health – loss of $5,213
Title IIIE – Caregiver Supports – loss of $35,949
Details of Event – Learn more about the impact to SE MN/the Call to Action
• Date/Time – Wednesday March 29, 2023, from 10:30 – 11:45 am
• Location – SEMAAA office – 2720 Superior Drive NW, Suite 102
• Virtual Option – RSVP to Anna and a link will be provided.
• RSVP’s Required – Limited to 1-2 participants per agency/entity.
Call to Action – Provide input during the public comment period – Opens on April 3rd, 2023, for 30 days. Access a link to this site on the Support Aging in Rural Minnesota page at www.greaterminnesotaaging.org
Thank you for providing personal stories to support why IFF Draft 5 is devastating to rural older adults and providers in southeastern Minnesota.
RSVP – contact Anna at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
An RSVP is required for both in-person or virtual attendance.