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Meals for older adults are seriously underfunded in Minnesota, and, as a result, the health of older Minnesotans is at risk.
Reduce hunger for seniors!
Our message to legislators: We implore you to add $20 million ($10 million per year) to the Minnesota Board on Aging appropriation, amending Minnesota Statutes, section 256.9752, to meet minimum nutritional needs for older adults. Download our Call to Action.
Food insecurity disproportionately affects older Minnesotans from lower-income and rural communities who often live in food deserts, have limited English proficiency or lack access to transportation. Inadequate nutrition impacts health, erodes quality of life, and increases healthcare costs.
Request for Public Review and Comment on Proposal for
Title III Cost Sharing, Program Development & Coordination Funding
In accordance with the Older American’s Act, the Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (SEMAAA) is allowed to submit a proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) to use Title III funds for the purpose of providing supportive health promotion, and caregiver support services, and will employ a cost sharing strategy for allowable services to expand potential of Title III funding to support older individuals and their families in the eleven-county region of southeastern Minnesota. The Area Agency on Aging is required to solicit the views of older individuals, providers, and other stakeholders on the implementation of its cost sharing strategy for review and comment. SEMAAA is proposing to use approximately $116,900 in Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support funds to pay for caregiver activities/services, $272,000 in Title III-B funds to pay for supportive services, and $44,200 in Title III-D funds to pay for health promotion, disease prevention programs in 2023 which are subject to cost sharing requirements.
SEMAAA is allowed to submit a proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) to transfer Title III-B (Supportive Services) funds to the Area Plan Administration for Program Development and Coordination Activities that will have an impact on enhanced services for older adults in the eleven-county area of southeastern Minnesota. The Area Agency on Aging is required to make the details of such proposals available to the general public for review and comment. SEMAAA is proposing to use $118,163 in Title III-B funds to support Program Development and Coordination Activities during 2023 as a cost of Area Plan Administration. The MBA policy allows up to 25% of these funds to be used for this purpose. The proposed amount represents 25% of the SEMAAA’s new Title III-B direct service allotment.
Public Hearing – Individuals may give oral testimony at the Public Hearing to be held on July 27, 2022, at 11:00am at SEMAAA – 2720 Superior Drive NW Suite #102, Rochester, MN 55901. Send RSVP to email@example.com by July 25, 2022, to register your attendance and, if desired, your intent to speak at the hearing.
Written Comments – Written comments are encouraged & will be accepted until July 29, 2022. Please send written comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Attn: Laurie Brownell
2720 Superior Dr NW Suite #102
Rochester, MN 55901