Status Summary

On 3/25/20 the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 was signed into law. The act reauthorizes the Older Americans Act through 2024 and removes the cap on using National Family Caregiver Support Program funds to serve grandfamilies. It also includes language to make improvements to an multigenerational grants program.

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Bonamici

This bill establishes, reauthorizes, and revises several programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor relating to care for the elderly. Among other things, the bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises programs that support caregivers of the elderly; informational services, such as pension counseling; nutritional services, such as meal delivery; disease prevention and health promotion services; community and workforce training regarding elder care; and abuse and neglect prevention services. The bill also establishes several entities and programs to further support elder care, including initiatives that aim to promote independent living and reduce social isolation for the elderly.

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