Now more than ever we need programs like Meals on Wheels to keep our home-bound seniors healthy and in their homes.
$10 MILLION INCREASE SECURED FOR THE OAA NUTRITION PROGRAM
LABOR-HHS-ED BILL OFFICIALLY SIGNED INTO LAW
We're thrilled to report that President Trump signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS-Ed) Appropriations Act that we've been tracking into law this afternoon. This guarantees a $10 million increase in funding for the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program. This funding – $5 million for home-delivered and $5 million for congregate – is part of a larger $25 million increase to the Administration on Community Living (ACL), supporting many other programs essential to the seniors you serve.
Not only is the increase incredible news for our network in this political climate, it's worth noting that this is the first time in 22 years that the Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations decisions have passed before the end of the fiscal year, ensuring dependable funding levels for FY 2019. ACL will now be able to begin to work on determining funding allocations for each of your states.
WE THANK YOU!