Congress Finalizes FY 2019 Funding for OAA and Other Aging Programs

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 361-61 to send to the President's desk a bill funding the bulk of defense and non-defense discretionary programs and providing stop-gap funding to keep remaining agencies functioning through December 7. 

The bill preserves many of the increases for OAA and other aging programs that were secured in FY 2018, and it provides modest increases for nutrition programs and Native American aging programs. It also provides new funding for several caregiver-focused proposals and demonstration programs. This effort marks the first time in many years that Congress has finalized funding for these programs before the October 1 beginning of the fiscal year.  

Details about funding for aging programs are available in n4a's recent Appropriations Chart and Legislative Update.