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AgeOptions: An Overview for Directors and Managers of Funded Programs


Agenda

  • Introductions

  • Overview of the Aging Network

  • Our Network

  • Our Structure

  • Our Programs

  • Program Unit Role

  • Grants Unit Role


Introductions

  • Your name

  • Title

  • Agency


Older Americans Act

  • Passed in 1965

  • Created Area Agencies on Aging and the Administration on Aging

  • Funding for in-home and community services

  • Nationwide network of agencies

  • All persons over 60 eligible

  • Donations requested, but not required


The Aging Network


Area Agencies on Aging in Illinois

AgeOptions = Planning and Service Area (PSA) 13

2nd Largest Population:

Over 450,000 people over 60

130 Municipalities


AgeOptions Funding

  • Federal funding (Older Americans Act, others)

  • State funding

  • Foundation grants

  • Corporate donations and partnerships

  • Individual donations

  • Competitive Grants

    • SMP, Take Charge of Your Health, Caring Together, Living Better


AgeOptions Role

  • Plan for future needs and services for older adults

  • Grant funding to local agencies that provide direct services

  • Provide oversight and technical assistance to grantees

  • Advocate

  • Provide information and assistance to clients

  • Conduct special projects


AgeOptions Network

  • Distributes nearly $12 million to agencies throughout suburban Cook County

  • Over 70 funded agencies

  • Incredibly diverse area in terms of race, ethnicity, economics and age.


Your Role in the Network

  • Network!

    • Learn about services offered by other providers

    • Develop key contacts at allied agencies

    • Inform AgeOptions and others of new services, service changes and special events


Your Role in the Network

  • Collaborate

    • Connect clients to services provided by other agencies

    • Coordinate services and share information, when possible

    • Apply for funding as part of a network

    • Share concerns

      • Tell the other agency if something is not working well


Planning—Area Plan

  • Area Plan Document

    • Revised every 3 years, updated each year

    • Area plan hearings

  • Needs of the Elderly Hearings

  • Request for Proposals


Advocacy

  • Legislative Breakfasts

  • Advocacy Task Force

  • Connections to other advocacy organizations


Emergency Planning for People with Special Needs

  • Cook County Dept. of Public Health Emergency Management Plan

    • Special Needs Advisory Panel (SNAP)

  • Disaster planning templates created for future state-wide use

  • Creation of county special needs registry (to alert vulnerable individuals of emergencies/disasters)


Funding Formula

  • 60+ (non-nursing home)……….. 30%

  • 60+ (124% of poverty)………..... 35%

  • 60+ (minority)……………...……15%

  • 75+……………………….…….. 10%

  • 60+ (living alone)…………..….. 10%


AgeOptions Funding

Federal

  • III-B……$2,926,453

  • III-C1……$1,735,498

  • III-C2……$3,422,954

  • III-D……$135,317

  • III-E……$1,217,291

  • SMP…….$442,500

  • Title V……$387,110

  • TOTAL…$10,267,123


AgeOptions Funding

State

  • Elder Abuse…......…..$1,170,794

  • Ombudsman……...…$202,553

  • SHAP………………...$179,153

  • Total: 1,552,500


Programs: Older Americans Act

  • Central Point of Entry/Information & Assistance

  • Transportation

  • Legal Assistance

  • Senior Center

  • Housing Assistance

  • Chore/Housekeeping

  • Home Repair

  • Senior Opportunity Services

  • Friendly Visiting

  • Telephone Reassurance


Programs: Older Americans Act

  • Nutrition

    • 37 Congregate Dining Sites, 21 Community Agencies

    • 22 Distribution Points, 12 Community Agencies

  • Caregiver Resource Center

    • Respite, Counseling and GRG

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Senior Employment


Programs: State Funded

  • Elder Abuse and Neglect

    • 10 EAPAs

  • Ombudsman

  • Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)


Programs: Administered by State

  • Care Coordination Units (CCU)

  • Comprehensive Care Coordination (CCC)

  • Community Care Program (CCP)

  • Money Management

  • Money Follows the Person


AgeOptions Programs

  • SMP

  • Make Medicare Work Coalition

  • Oro Latino Network

  • Elder Justice Coalition

  • Take Charge of Your Health

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center

  • Caring Together, Living Better

  • Bridge Transitional Care Partnership


Grants Management Role

  • Procurement

    • RFPs, Grants, and Contracts

  • Reimbursement

  • Technical Support

  • Monitoring/Compliance

  • Update Funded partners on program changes, opportunities and network activities

    • Funded Agency meetings


Requirements for Recipients of Title III Funding

  • Obvious requirements

    • Serve only 60+ (with some exceptions)

    • Good fiscal practices (no profit allowed)

    • Non-discrimination

    • No soliciting

    • Minimum insurance levels

    • Attend quarterly meetings


Requirements for Recipients of Title III Funding

  • Not-so-obvious requirements

    • Priority to low income minorities and/or disabled populations

    • Retain records for three years

    • Criminal background check on staff/volunteers

    • Participant feedback


Requirements for Recipients of Title III Funding

  • Not-at-all obvious requirements

    • Provide seniors with volunteer opportunities

    • Give seniors the opportunity to contribute towards the cost of service

    • Preference to hire staff who are 60+

    • Time sheets indicating service and funding source


Using Federal Funds for Expenses: Allowable or Unallowable?

  • Advertising

  • Auditing

  • Entertainment

  • Depreciation

  • Lobbying

  • Maintenance

  • Yes

  • Maybe

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • Yes


Reporting Requirements

  • Monthly

    • Reimbursement requests and Program Reports

  • Quarterly- All Providers

    Quarterly Service Cost Reports

    Significant Development Report

  • Semi-Annual

    • NAPIS

  • Annual

    • Budget Revisions, Inventory of Assets, Audit Reports, Closeout Reports, Project Income


Compliance/Monitoring

  • Meet Requirements for Funding

  • Every 3 Years

  • Examine Program and Financials


Annual Nutrition Program Site Visits

  • Refer to Nutrition and Menu Standards

  • Recent Fire and Health Inspections

  • Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certificate

  • Adherence to Approved Menu

  • Adequate Portion Size

  • Equipment/Food at Appropriate Temperatures


Annual Nutrition Program Site Visits

  • Food Quality and Food Code Dates

  • Food Service and Storage Procedures

  • Restroom Facilities

  • Training as needed


Fiscal Year Timeline

  • October……..Federal Fiscal Year begins

  • November/December... Closeout previous Fiscal Year

  • January……..Area Agency reports to IDOA/Audit

  • June/July……Request Program Budgets

  • July………….State Fiscal Year Begins/Issue extensions for Providers

  • August………Receive Budgets from Providers

  • September…..Mail NGAs for next Fiscal Year

  • October……..Next Federal Fiscal Year begins


NAPIS

  • Data is our lifeblood!

  • National Aging Program Information Systems

  • Examine results twice a year


Program Unit’s Role

  • Provide technical assistance

  • Maintain connections to the community and our agencies

  • Work with IDoA on program changes and address network concerns


Program Unit’s Role

  • Assist in programmatic oversight of funded agencies

  • Outreach

  • Develop and disseminate new programs to the network

    • Write grant proposals

  • Work in conjunction with other units to develop AgeOptions Requests for Proposals


Expectations of Funded Agencies

  • Attend all provider meetings

  • Communicate information

  • Submit information timely and accurately

  • Meet Standards

  • Ensure costs reflect services

  • Ask for help!


What to expect from us

  • Available and responsive

  • Timeliness

  • Collaboration


Questions?

  • Grants –

    • Chesareé Rollins, Ellin Learned, Jamie Boyce, Luan Mazreku & Rachel Zavala

  • Programs

    • Rob Mapes & Sarah Stein


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