AOA-PI-99-01 June 17, 1999
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 1998
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 1998. 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
1998 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 30, 1999.
Jeanette C. Takamura
Assistant Secretary for Aging
DUE DATE: Due July 30, 1999, to Regional Administrators, Administration
ATTACHMENT: Certification of Maintenance of Effort Form OMB-0980-0180
INQUIRIES: Inquiries should be addressed to Regional Administrators
on Aging, DHHS regional offices.
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