OAA Reauthorization Comments

The Older Americans Act (OAA) was first enacted in 1965 to provide a broad range of services and programs for older adults. Congress has reauthorized and amended OAA over a dozen times to include services for individuals with disabilities, family caregivers, and those living in nursing homes. OAA’s programs are administered by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL), as well as the Department of Labor (DOL). OAA was last reauthorized in 2020 and will expire on September 30, 2024.

Congressional leadership has requested input from stakeholders as they seek to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). The National Alliance for Caregiving has created a template to help individuals and organizations submit a response to this inquiry focused on caregivers. Written responses can be submitted via email to OAA@help.senate.gov by March 21, 2024.

OAA Caregiving Letter Template
Congressional Request for Information