AOA-PI-00-01 February 28, 2000
TO : STATES ADMINISTERING PLANS UNDER TITLE III OF THE
OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED
SUBJECT : Certification on Maintenance of Effort for
Fiscal Year 1999
LEGAL AND RELATED REFERENCES : 45 CFR 1321.49; and Section
309(c) of the Older Americans Act, as Amended
This program instruction requests the authorized official in each state
agency on aging to submit a certification on maintenance of effort under
Title III of the Older Americans Act for fiscal year 1999. As set forth
in 45 CFR 1321.49, the state agency maintenance of effort level is to
be determined annually:
"In order to avoid a penalty, each fiscal year the State Agency,
to meet the required nonfederal share applicable to its allotments under
this part, shall spend under the State plan for both services and administration
at least the average amount of state funds it spent under the plan for
the three previous fiscal years. If the State Agency spends less than
this amount, the Assistant Secretary reduces the State's allotments for
supportive and nutrition services under this part by a percentage equal
to the percentage by which the State reduced its expenditures."
In reporting the amount of state expenditures for the maintenance of
effort requirement, states may include expenditures incurred under the
cost allocation plan for the state agency. The authorized official in
each state agency is requested to certify to the Administration on Aging
the amount of state resources expended in fiscal year 1999 to meet the
maintenance of effort requirements under Title III of the Older Americans
Act, and whether that amount was or was not equal to the required maintenance
of effort level.
Attached is a certification form which has been approved by the Office
of Management and Budget (OMB). The certification form must be signed
by the authorized state agency official and submitted to the Regional
Administrators, Administration on Aging, no later than July 28, 2000.
DUE DATE : Due July 28, 2000, to Regional Administrators,
Administration on Aging.
ATTACHMENT : Certification
of Maintenance of Effort Form OMB-0980-0180
INQUIRIES : State agencies should address inquiries
to Regional Administrators, Administration on Aging, HHS Regional Offices.
Jeanette C. Takamura
Assistant Secretary for Aging
TO : Regional Administrators on Aging, Regions I - X
FROM : Director, Grants Management Division
SUBJECT : FY 1999 Certification of States' Maintenance of Effort (GMD)
The purpose of this memorandum is to request Regional Administrators
to submit States' certifications on maintenance of effort for FY 1998
to Grants Management Division by August 31, 2000. The attached Program
Instruction, AoA-PI-00- dated, requested States to provide AoA Regional
Administrators with their certification forms by July 28, 2000.
Each certification statement must include: (1) the amount of State resources
expended in Fiscal Year 1999 to meet the required non-Federal share; (2)
whether the amount was less than, equal to, or more than the required
level of maintenance of effort; and (3) the signature of the authorized
State Agency on Aging official.
After appropriate review, please mail the certification statements to
the Grants Management Office.
Margaret A. Tolson
INQUIRIES: Inquiries should be addressed to Regional Administrators on
Aging, DHHS regional offices.