In accordance with Federal Regulation (45 CFR 1321.17 (F) 14), the Central MN Council on Aging (CMCOA) is allowed to submit a proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) to transfer Title III-B (Supportive Service) funds to the Area Plan Administration for Program Development and Coordination Activities that will have a direct and positive impact on the enhancement of services for older persons in the Central region of Minnesota. The CMCOA is required to make the details of such proposals available to the general public for review and comment.
The CMCOA is proposing to use $127,965 in Title III-B direct service funds to pay for the Program Development and Coordination Activities during 2017 as a cost of Area Plan administration. The MBA policy allows up to 25% of these funds to be used for this purpose. The proposed amount represents 25% of the CMCOA’s new Title III-B direct service allotment.
In accordance with the Older Americans Act (Section 315(c) (1)), the CMCOA is allowed to submit a proposal to the MBA to use Title III funds for the purpose of providing supportive, health promotion, and caregiver support services and will employ a cost sharing strategy for allowable services to expand potential of this Title to support older individuals and their families in the Central region of Minnesota. The CMCOA is required to solicit the views of older individuals, providers, and other stakeholders on the implementation of its cost sharing strategy for review and comment.
The CMCOA is proposing to use approximately $518,020 in Title III funds to pay for supportive, health promotion and caregiver support services during 2017 which are subject to cost sharing requirements.
Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted until September 2, 2016. The area plan may be viewed at and comments sent to the CMCOA at the following address: 1301 West St. Germain Street. Suite 101, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
(Published in the Sherburne County Citizen: 07/16/16.)