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Older Americans Act: Nutrition Services Program [Updated May 4, 2020]   [open pdf - 441KB]

From the Introduction: "The Nutrition Services Program, authorized under Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA), provides grants to states and U.S. territories to support nutrition services programs for seniors. [...] According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 7.5% of U.S. households with an elderly member were food insecure in 2018, which means they lacked the ability to purchase or otherwise acquire enough to eat. Households in which elderly lived alone reported a higher rate of food insecurity, at 8.9%. As the largest OAA program, the Title III Nutrition Services Program received $937 million in FY2020, accounting for 45% of the act's total funding ($2.1 billion). A total of $720 million in FY2020 supplemental funding has been provided under P.L. 116-127 ($240 million) and P.L. 116-136 ($480 million) for nutrition programs to respond to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic."

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CRS In Focus, IF10633
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2020-05-04
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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