Summary: S.3245 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/25/1990)

School-Based Meals for Older Individuals and Intergenerational Programs Act of 1990 - Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish a program for school-based meals for older individuals and intergenerational activities for older individuals and elementary and secondary school students.

Directs the Commissioner on Aging to make grants to States to pay the Federal share (85 percent) of such projects in elementary and secondary schools that provide: (1) meals to older individuals, while such schools are in session, during the summer, and (unless waived by the State) on weekdays in the school year when the schools are not in session; (2) intergenerational activities in which older individuals and students interact; (3) social and recreational activities for older individuals; (4) skill banks to inform school officials of the skills and preferred activities of older individuals, so that they may serve as tutors, teacher aides, living historians, special speakers, playground supervisors, and lunchroom assistants, among other functions; and (5) opportunities for older individuals to participate in school activities and use school facilities.

Requires annual program evaluation reports by: (1) States receiving such grants, to the Commissioner; and (2) the Commissioner, summarizing such State reports, to the Congress.

Authorizes appropriations. Prohibits program funding for a fiscal year unless certain other programs receive funding for that year which exceeds their FY 1990 levels.