PRESIDENT OBAMA PROPOSES INCREASES IN OAA FUNDING FOR FY 2017
CONGRESS TO BEGIN BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS
President Obama submitted the final budget of his presidency today which outlines his key priorities for Fiscal Year 2017. We're excited to share that his budget calls for increased funding for Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Programs for the second year in a row. Recognizing the significant impact your programs have on the overall health and well-being of our nation's seniors, he proposes $14 million above the final FY 2016 funding levels. Here's a breakdown of the proposed budgets for OAA Nutrition Programs:
- Congregate Nutrition Services (Title III C1) – $454,091,000 ($5.7M increase)
- Home-Delivered Nutrition Services (Title III C2) – $234,397,000 ($8M increase)
- Nutrition Services Incentive Program (NSIP) – $160,069,000 (no increase)
We will continue to review the President's budget carefully and share any important additions in the February edition of Wheels in Motion. In the meantime, you can find an overview of the President's FY 2017 budget here, the Department of Health and Human Services' FY 2017 Budget Fact Sheet here and the Administration for Community Living's budget tables here.