NANASP & MOWA Support Increased Funding for OAA Nutrition Programs

NANASP and Meals on Wheels America sent letters to the House and the Senate Appropriations Committees in support of increased funding for OAA nutrition programs for FY 2017.

NANASP Supports Increased Funding for OAA Nutrition Programs and SCSEP

May 10, 2016 - NANASP submitted outside witness testimony to the Labor-HHS appropriations subcommittees in the House  and Senate in support of increased funding for the OAA nutrition programs and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) for FY 2017.

House Passes OAA Reauthorization

March 21, 2016 - The House of Representatives passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016, an amended version of the OAA reauthorization which passed the Senate in July 2015.

The bill was brought to the floor by Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and it was passed under suspension of the rules unanimously.

Immediate Past Chair Paul Downey was present in the House gallery for the vote, and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) discussed the work of Downey’s organization, Serving Seniors, during the floor debate.

Since the bill was changed by the House, the new House version must now be passed by the Senate. We expect this to happen soon.

March 18, 2016 - NANASP signs/send letter of support to House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Bobby Scott  for the 2016 House OAA Reauthorization. Read Letter

The Hidden Hungry

NANASP Executive Director Bob Blancato contributes to this article published by SunSentinel about seniors finding themselves struggling to put food on their tables. Click Here to read the full article.




NANASP has collected #WHCOA Tweets from the White House Conference on Aging #WHCOA  For more information visit

Bob Blancato, Executive Director of NANASP Board of Directors, as well as Paul Downey, Immediate Past Chair and Tony Sarmiento, Vice Chair of Education attended the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) on Monday, July 13th in Washington, D.C. 

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ACL Answers FAQs and Misconceptions about OAA Nutrition Programs in "Did You Know?" Document

This informal document presents general information about the OAA nutrition program that may be surprising to some and brand new to others.

The Older Americans Act (OAA) is a flexible law that allows states to tailor their programs to meet the needs of the older adults in their states/communities who are in greatest social and economic need. Sometimes people comment that the “OAA nutrition program won’t let us....(fill in the blank)” when in reality there may be no restriction in the OAA that would prohibit that action, or they say “Really? I had no idea that the OAA nutrition program allows....(fill in the blank)”.