United States Code

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§ 3021.
Purpose and program
(a)
Congressional declaration of purpose
(1)
(A)
secure and maintain maximum independence and dignity in a home environment for older individuals capable of self care with appropriate supportive services;
(B)
remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older individuals;
(C)
provide a continuum of care for vulnerable older individuals;
(D)
secure the opportunity for older individuals to receive managed in-home and community-based long-term care services; and
(E)
measure impacts related to social determinants of health of older individuals.
(2)
The persons referred to in paragraph (1) include—
(A)
State agencies and area agencies on aging;
(B)
other State agencies, including agencies that administer home and community care programs;
(C)
Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and Native Hawaiian organizations;
(D)
the providers, including voluntary organizations or other private sector organizations, of supportive services, nutrition services, and multipurpose senior centers;
(E)
organizations representing or employing older individuals or their families; and
(F)
organizations that have experience in providing training, placement, and stipends for volunteers or participants who are older individuals (such as organizations carrying out Federal service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service), in community service settings.
(b)
Administration of program
(1)
In order to effectively carry out the purpose of this subchapter, the Assistant Secretary shall administer programs under this subchapter through the Administration.
(2)
In carrying out the provisions of this subchapter, the Assistant Secretary may request the technical assistance and cooperation of the Department of Education, the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Office of Community Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,,1
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 So in original.
and such other agencies and departments of the Federal Government as may be appropriate.
(c)
Ombudsman program

The Assistant Secretary shall provide technical assistance and training (by contract, grant, or otherwise) to State long-term care ombudsman programs established under section 3027(a)(9) of this title in accordance with section 3058g of this title, and to individuals within such programs designated under section 3058g of this title to be representatives of a long-term care ombudsman, in order to enable such ombudsmen and such representatives to carry out the ombudsman program effectively.

(d)
Use of funds
(1)
Any funds received under an allotment as described in section 3024(a) of this title, or funds contributed toward the non-Federal share under section 3024(d) of this title, shall be used only for activities and services to benefit older individuals and other individuals as specifically provided for in this subchapter.
(2)
No provision of this subchapter shall be construed as prohibiting a State agency or area agency on aging from providing services by using funds from sources not described in paragraph (1).
(Pub. L. 89–73, title III, § 301, as added Pub. L. 95–478, title I, § 103(b), Oct. 18, 1978, 92 Stat. 1516; amended Pub. L. 97–115, § 3(a), (d), Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1596, 1597; Pub. L. 98–459, title III, § 301, Oct. 9, 1984, 98 Stat. 1771; Pub. L. 100–175, title I, §§ 104(b), 105(c), 121, 129(a), Nov. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 929, 930, 933, 934; Pub. L. 100–628, title VII, § 705(3), Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3247; Pub. L. 102–54, § 13(q)(9)(B), June 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 281; Pub. L. 102–321, title I, § 163(c)(2)(B), July 10, 1992, 106 Stat. 377; Pub. L. 102–375, title I, § 102(b)(1)(A), title III, § 301, title VII, § 708(a)(2)(B), Sept. 30, 1992, 106 Stat. 1200, 1219, 1292; Pub. L. 103–171, § 3(a)(13), Dec. 2, 1993, 107 Stat. 1990; Pub. L. 106–501, title III, § 301, title VIII, § 801(c)(1), Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2238, 2292; Pub. L. 109–365, title III, § 301, Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2538; Pub. L. 116–131, title II, § 201, Mar. 25, 2020, 134 Stat. 254.)
cite as: 42 USC 3021