Key Takeaways

  • Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act updates the statute that provides direction and funding for a number of aging services impacting our nation's seniors.

  • Many of NCOA's priorities were included in the final 2020 legislation that was signed into law on March 25, 2020.

  • Formerly S.3057 on the Senate floor, the final statute became the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020.

Floor Activity

The bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization, the Supporting Older Americans Act, was adopted by Unanimous Consent in the Senate on March 3, 2020, approved by the House on March 11, and signed into law on March 25.


S.3057, Modernization of the Older Americans Act Amendments: reauthorization bill introduced by Senate Aging Committee Chair Collins and Ranking Member Casey


Senate Special Committee on Aging May 8, 2019 hearing, "The Older Americans Act: Protecting and Supporting Seniors as they Age"