VP Biden Annnounces Release of Nearly $100 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Support Senior Nutrition Programs

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 18, 2009

News release: “Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services will award $100 million in Recovery Act funding to provide meals to tens of thousands of low-income older Americans in need. The funding is expected to provide nearly 14 million meals nationwide…The [American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009] provides $65 million for congregate nutrition services provided at senior centers and other community sites, $32 million for home delivered nutrition services delivered to frail elders at home and $3 million for Native American nutrition programs. The funding will be awarded to 56 states and territories and 246 tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. States will award the funds to organizations that provide nutrition services in their communities.”

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