Audit of Administration for Community Living's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding for the Older American Act Nutrition Services Program
Through the Older Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Services Program, the Administration for Community Living provides grants to States and U.S. territories to help support nutrition services nationwide for individuals 60 or older. These services include both home-delivered meals and meals served in group settings (congregate settings), such as senior centers and faith-based locations. In March 2020, many State and local governments across the country instituted stay-at-home orders that confined individuals to their homes except to shop for essentials or seek medical attention. Because seniors were at a higher risk of hospitalization and death due to complications of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised them to have limited interactions with the general public. Consequently, many of the congregate meal locations closed, and those that did not were cautioned to prioritize safety for clients and providers. Thus, COVID-19 increased the need for home-delivered meals. On April 21, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provided approximately $480 million for the OAA Nutrition Services Program to expand "drive-through" or "grab-and-go" meals for older adults who previously would have participated in congregate meal programs. Our audit will determine whether CARES Act OAA Nutrition Services Program funds were used in accordance with Federal and State requirements.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|February 2022||Administration for Community Living||Audit of Administration for Community Living's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Funding for the Older American Act Nutrition Services Program||Office of Audit Services||W-00-22-59467||2023|