August 6, 1997
TO : STATE AGENCIES ON AGING ADMINISTERING PLANS UNDER
TITLE III OF THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
SUBJECT : Reallotment Procedure for 1997 Title III Formula
LEGAL AND RELATED
REFERENCES : Section 304(b) of the Older Americans Act of 1965,
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance for state
agencies to notify the Administration on Aging (AoA) of: 1) the
amount, if any, of fiscal year (FY) 1997 Title III funds which
states will not use by September 30, 1997, and will release for
reallotment; and 2) the request for additional Title III funds
which could be obligated by the state agencies in FY 1997 and
FY 1998. As you know, Title III funds, which are made available
through reallotment, are available for obligation by state agencies
during the following fiscal year in which funds were appropriated.
Release of Funds
State agencies not intending to use the full amount of their
Title III allotments should submit a statement signed by the authorized
state agency official releasing Title III funds for reallotment.
This statement must identify from which allotment the funds are
being released. If a state releases funds for reallotment, a revised
grant award will be issued reflecting the decrease.
Request for Funds
If additional funds can be utilized, state agencies should submit
a brief statement requesting additional funds signed by the appropriate
state agency official.
The statement must identify the allotment for which additional
funds are being requested. States should submit an original and
one copy of their statements to the AoA regional administrator
by September 12, 1997. States are reminded that funds received
in reallotment are one-time awards, and there is no assurance
of the receipt of similar amounts in FY 1998.
DUE DATE : September 12, 1997, for submission
to Regional Administrators on Aging, DHHS regional offices.
INQUIRIES : Inquiries should be addressed to
Regional Administrators on Aging, DHHS regional offices.
William F. Benson
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Aging