(a) Title III of the Older Americans Act authorizes the distribution of Federal funds
to the State agency on aging by formula for the following categories of services:
(1) Supportive services;
(2) Congregate meals services;
(3) Home delivered meals services;
(4) In-home services;
(5) Ombudsman services;
(6) Special needs services;
(7) Elder abuse services;
(8) Preventive health services; and
(9) Outreach services.
Funds authorized under these categories are for the purpose of assisting the State
and its area agencies to develop or enhance for older persons comprehensive and coordinated
community based systems as described in § 1321.53(b) throughout the State.
(b) Except for ombudsman services, State agencies on aging will award the funds made
available under paragraph (a) of this section to designated area agencies on aging
according to the formula determined by the State agency. Except where a waiver is granted by the State agency, area agencies shall award
these funds by grant or contract to community services provider agencies and organizations. All funds awarded to area agencies under this part are for the purpose of assisting
area agencies to develop or enhance comprehensive and coordinated community based
systems for older persons in, or serving, communities throughout the planning and
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