As of May 2018, NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) meets all criteria to qualify as an evidence-based program under Title III-D of the Older Americans Act.

A research study by Lisa Ferretti and Phil McCallion of Temple University was published May 7 in the peer-reviewed journal Healthcare. This was the last hurdle for AMP, which now meets all five criteria set by the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Community-based organizations can take advantage of this milestone to tap into and leverage additional funding for AMP. Each state has a different process for deciding which programs qualify for funding under Title III-D of the Older Americans Act:

  • In many states, AMP is eligible for III-D funding now that the research has been published.
  • In other states, the State Unit on Aging or Area Agency on Aging will need to review the research and affirm that AMP is eligible for III-D funding.
  • Some states will require that AMP gain official approval by the Evidence-Based Program Review Council. In these states, AMP won’t qualify for III-D funding until the next official review cycle in 2019.

Because the criteria are less stringent for funding under OAA Title III-E (Caregiver Supports), AMP for Caregivers classes and the Aging Mastery Starter Kits qualify now.

NCOA is ready to help your organization tap into Title III-D and Title III-E funding to support AMP. Please call us toll-free at 1-888-256-3779 or email amp@ncoa.org with questions.