Overview of the Draft OAA State Plan

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2021-25 Older Americans Act State Plan

What Is the Older Americans Act State Plan?

Each year, the federal government gives California more than $160 million in funding for programs authorized by the Older Americans Act and related federal legislation. (This is in addition to one-time COVID-19 response funds the state has received.) These programs, which are operated by local Area Agencies on Aging, provide vital services for older adults related to nutrition, health and wellness, caregiver support, and much more.

To receive this federal funding, California must submit a State Plan on Aging to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) every four years that identifies specific goals related to OAA programs.

The 2021-25 OAA State Plan will serve as a blueprint for California’s OAA network to build equitable, age-friendly communities through programs, partnerships, services, outreach efforts, and advocacy.

California’s next OAA State Plan is due to ACL on July 1, 2021 and goes into effect October 1, 2021.

Let Us Know What You Think

During April, CDA will hold two virtual public hearings to gather input on the draft OAA State Plan. In addition, we invite you to share your comments via our OAA State Plan Survey, which will be available until May 5.

Virtual Public Hearings

The California Department of Aging (CDA), in partnership with the California Commission on Aging (CCoA), will hold two virtual public hearings during April to gather input on the draft 2021-25 Older Americans Act State Plan.

The two hearings will cover the same information:

  • Welcome (5 minutes)
  • Overview of the Draft OAA State Plan (20 minutes)
  • Public Comments (60 minutes)
  • Closing Comments (5 minutes)

CDA and CCoA are particularly interested in receiving input from older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and agencies and advocates that serve these individuals. Each speaker will have two minutes. Comments may also be submitted via the online survey.

Accessibility:

  • For live captioning, access the hearings by smart phone, tablet, or computer (using the URL listed below).
  • An American Sign Language interpreter will participate in both hearings.

Hearing 1

Monday, April 26, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:
• Please click this URL to join: : https://zoom.us/j/92694092281?pwd=ME5lSEN2dTlDbWdVcU84TUJjei9VQT09
• Passcode: 587332

Or join by phone (toll free)
• 888-788-0099
• Webinar ID: 926 9409 2281
• Passcode: 587332

Hearing 2

Thursday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:
• Please click this URL to join: : https://zoom.us/j/98778693882?pwd=Y3BsMmlYaTBERTB1ZC9uYWtNSmw4UT09
• Passcode: 395242

Or join by phone (toll free)
• 888-788-0099
• Webinar ID: 987 7869 3882
• Passcode: 395242