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  1. Federal Funding for Transportation 201: The Older Americans Act NCST – Distance Learning Event September 30, 2009 Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist NCST Distance Learning Event

  2. The U.S. Administration on Aging Created in 1965 with the passage of the Older Americans Act Federal focal point and advocate for older persons and their concerns Works with and through the Aging Services Network to develop a comprehensive & coordinated system of long term care NCST Distance Learning Event

  3. The Aging Services Network 56 State and Territorial Units on Aging 629 Area Agencies on Aging 246 Tribal, Native & Hawaiian organizations 18,000 Service providers Thousands of Volunteers NCST Distance Learning Event

  4. Older Americans Act – Core Services Support Services – adult day care, information & assistance, transportation Nutrition Services – home delivered and congregate Preventive Health Services National Family Caregiver Support Program Elder Rights – elder abuse investigations, fraud, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program NCST Distance Learning Event

  5. The Flow of Federal Funds • Step 1: Inter-state Funding Formula • Determined by AoA • Based on 60+ Population in each State • Step 2: Intra-State Funding Formula • Determined by the State • Formula approved by AoA NCST Distance Learning Event

  6. The Aging Network Serves: 9.5 million elders (18% of all elders age 60+) 3 million receive intensive services 907,000 home delivered meals & 1.7 million congregate meals recipients 700,000 caregivers *2007 Statistics NCST Distance Learning Event

  7. Transportation Services – 2008* Trips (assisted/unassisted) Over 30 million Average Cost per Trip: $10.79/assisted trip $7.13/unassisted trip Expenditures OAA = $71 million Total = $220 million *50 states, DC, Territories Source: Aging Integrated Data Base (www.data.aoa.gov) query on September 14, 2009 NCST Distance Learning Event

  8. What Consumers are Saying:Results of the Fourth National Survey • Completed September 2008 • Surveys consumers registered with AAAs for transportation services • Services may be funded all or in part by OAA, state, Medicaid or other funding sources • Sample Size: N = 828 (for transportation) NCST Distance Learning Event

  9. What Consumers are Saying:Fourth National Survey ……..Findings in Brief • 47.9% rely on aging network transportation services for nearly all (29.5%), three-fourths (5.2%), or half (13.2%) of their transportation needs. • 45.6% of riders describe themselves as “mobility impaired.” (no car, do not drive, do not live within ¾ mile of a fixed route stop) NCST Distance Learning Event

  10. What Consumers are Saying:Fourth National Survey ……..More Findings • 38% of riders indicated their health as “fair” or “poor” • 14.7% of riders have three or more ADL impairments (Nursing Home eligible) • 46% live at or below census poverty level • 72% have income below $20K per year NCST Distance Learning Event

  11. AoA Data Resources • AGing Integrated Data Base (AGID) • State Program Reports • National Surveys of Program Participants • AAA Surveys • Create your own queries www.data.aoa.gov NCST Distance Learning Event

  12. Getting Involved/Moving Ahead • Planning Efforts • Advocacy • Coordination Initiatives • Technical Assistance NCST Distance Learning Event

  13. Contact Information: Greg Link Aging Services Program Specialist U.S. Administration on Aging One Massachusetts Avenue Washington, DC 20201 202-357-3545 Greg.link@aoa.hhs.gov NCST Distance Learning Event