1. State and Federal Report
Laura Langer of the WI Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources (BADR) reported
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. In December, the Federal Government passed
the CAA and there were some very minor increases in funding for OAA program. We had
hoped that congress would have allocated more funding to sustain many of our programs
but it did not occur. We suspect that legislators noticed unspent ARPA dollars and did
not forecast the future needs. Keep in mind the numbers below will fund all 50 states and
Wisconsin gets to share these dollars with all 50 states. Funds are distributed based on
the 60+ population in every state.
Administration for Community Living (ACL) – The bill funds ACL at $2.5 billion, an
increase of $220 million above the fiscal year 2022 enacted level. This amount includes
additional funding for: Senior Nutrition, Home and Community-based Supportive Services,
Family and Native American Caregivers Services, Protecting Elder Rights and Preventing
Abuse, Adult Protective Services Grants, National Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Program; Direct Service Programs for People with Disabilities, and finally the Lifespan
The State is in the process of gathering information from all Aging Units/AAA for the
federal National Aging Program Information Systems (NAPIS). The NAPIS report by
ACL is to study the use and costs of OAA Services. Then DHHS makes a pitch to
congress about Aging needs. Reporting is advocacy and we appreciate that Dane County
was the first of the WI AAAs to have their data into the State Office on Aging.
Senior Community Services Employment Program participants are transitioning to host
agencies for training to make them more marketable for permanent employment.
2. Board Member Reports
Chair RATCLIFF read a summary of the minutes from the committees.
a. AAA Access Committee
Meeting minutes from November 7, 2022
Next meeting: Monday January 9, 2023 at 2:30 pm.
b. AAA Legislative/Advocacy Committee
Minutes from October 26, 2022
Next meeting: Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 9am.