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Spending Caps Deal Allows Funding Bills to Move

On August 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The White House and Congress reached a deal to raise the federal budget caps for fiscal years 2020 and 2021.  

Large Funding Package Passed in U.S. House

On June 23, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The House passed its first fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills last week. The $985 billion package includes funding for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs that will help millions of low-income seniors and people with disabilities.  

OAA Reauthorization, Medical Expense Deduction and Housing Credit Advancing in Congress

On June 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Congress is getting down to business and moving funding and policy issues that impact aging services providers. 

Connect, Create, Contribute: May is Older Americans Month

On April 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month each May. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to: 

Congress Sets 2019 Funding for Older Americans Act

On October 9, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Congress marked the beginning of fiscal year 2019 on Oct. 1 by passing the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which covers many home- and community-based services programs. This was the first Labor-Health and Human Services appropriation to be enacted in over a decade. 

2019 HCBS Funding Advances in Congress

On September 4, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Senate last week passed a combined spending bill that contains some good news in terms of Fiscal Year 2019 funding for home and community-based services. 

Aging Services Funding Moving in Congress

On July 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

To facilitate timely passage of 2019 spending bills and avoid a government shutdown when the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, the U.S. House and Senate are combining multiple individual spending bills into larger legislative packages. 

OAA Funding Advances in Congress

On July 17, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Funding for essential programs that help people age in place were recently approved by the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees. 

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act

On April 20, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

President Obama signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) into law yesterday. Our advocacy efforts on the federal level will now shift to ensure that the strong bipartisan support for the re-authorization of the OAA in Congress also extends to the funding of long overdue investments in these programs.

Metro AAA Announces RFPs for Three Grant Programs

On July 8, 2015 by Mary Youle

The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging has announced three Requests for Proposals for programs that serve adults age 60 or older in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties:

Providers Urged to Take Action in Support of the Reauthorization of OAA

On February 4, 2015 by Mary Youle

Last week Advantage reported that the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted to approve S. 192, a bill that would reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). As S. 192 now moves on to the full Senate for a vote, LeadingAge urges providers to ask their senators to support this bill by using Contact Congress.

LeadingAge’s summary of S. 192 is found here.

Tell Congress to Prioritize Seniors and Caregivers in Congress

On January 7, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury

Yesterday marked the first day of the 114th Congress. As they start to convene, lawmakers in Washington D.C. are setting their priorities for the next two years. LeadingAge is seeking your help to make its public policy agenda a top priority for Congress. 

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