California Department of Aging 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging

As the State Unit on Aging, the California Department of Aging (CDA) must submit a State Plan to the federal Administration on Aging (AoA) every four years to receive federal Older American Act (OAA) funds. These federal funds are matched with State and local funds and allocated to the 33 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to provide OAA programs and services.

The Department developed the current State Plan with a focus on promoting the independence and well-being of older adults, persons with disabilities, and their families. The State Plan outlines specific goals, objectives, and strategies that CDA believes it can achieve with existing resources.

While the Federal requirements for this State Plan only require CDA to address programs and services specified in and funded under the OAA, for many years the Department has also included goals and objectives for the Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) and the Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) Program, even though they are funded through Medi-Cal. This State Plan continues to incorporate all of the programs the Department oversees.

The State Plan also includes information on the required funding formulas for distributing the OAA funding; demographic projections for the population 60+and 85+population by county; the 2015 California Elder Economic Security Index; and other useful information for planning purposes.

The California State Plan on Aging – 2017-2021 has been approved by AoA.

Updated August 31, 2017

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