S.707 - A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to establish a national family caregiver support program, and for other purposes.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 03/24/1999)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||06/15/1999 Star Print ordered on the bill. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.707 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to replace the program for in-home services for frail older individuals with a national family caregiver support program consisting of: (1) a State grant program of support for families and other informal providers of in-home and community care to older individuals; (2) a grant program to foster development of innovative approaches to caregiving (including minority and distant caregivers), as well as to linking family support programs with the State entity or agency that administers or funds programs for persons with mental retardation or related developmental disabilities and their families; and (3) grants or contracts for related activities of national significance.
Introduced in Senate (03/24/1999)
Authorizes appropriations. Makes unused State grant program funds available for reallotment.