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Lawmakers Preserve Last Year's Increases for OAA and Other Aging Programs

While we don't have full details on final funding levels proposed for OAA and other critical aging programs, it appears that lawmakers held funding steady at FY 2018 levels in FY 2019. n4a will release specifics when we can confirm them, but we are likely not looking at any cuts to federal aging funding for next year, which is good news in this environment.

One particularly bright spot—House Appropriators with jurisdiction over these programs have proposed a $3 million increase for vital OAA Title VI Native American aging programs. This is the latest in a series of modest, but desperately needed, funding increases for Native American caregiver support and nutrition programs.

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