ASCOG AAA Request for Information for Title III Nutrition Site Community Support
The Association of South Central Oklahoma Government (ASCOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is asking our local communities where Title III Senior Nutrition Sites are located to respond to the following request for information (RFI). The RFI response is due no later than July 15 in order to include your community data in the next nutrition project request for proposals (RFP).
According to the OKDHS Title III funding formula for nutrition sites is based on several criteria including but not limited to the following:
Number of persons 60 years of age and older
Number of older persons in greatest economic need
Number of older persons in greatest social need (rural area)
Number of low income minorities
State and federal mandates such as serving 25 meals per day/250 days per year and funding at least $914,127 to rural areas. (See OAC 340:105-10-95 & 100)
Availability of local resources (community support and impact), including volunteers
The purpose of the RFI is to help ASCOG in identifying the extent of community support at each of our remaining nutrition sites. The information gathered in the RFI will be used in the evaluation matrix to establish a ranking of sites to be defunding should further budget cuts demand it.
This is for strategic planning for possible site closures. It is not time to panic it is time to plan. This is not a notification of site closure, only a request to help develop the strategic plan. That said, no Title III site is immune to site closure or relocation.
This request for information covers the following communities: Anadarko, Blanchard, Byars, Cache, Carnegie, Cement, Chickasha, Comanche, Cyril, Duncan, Elgin, Frederick, Geronimo, Lawton, Marlow, Purcell, Ringling, Ryan, Temple, Walters, Washington and Wayne.
This request for information is being sent to all of the Title III nutrition sites in the above communities and to all of their respective community governments.
Responses to this RFI are due no later than July 15, 2016.
If no responses are received from one of the above communities, then their Title III senior nutrition site funding could be negatively impacted.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this request for information.
See copies of the RFI by clicking on this link.