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Aging, Office for the

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Agency Web Site: http://www.aging.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The State Office for the Aging (SOFA) is responsible for promoting, coordinating and administering State, Federal and local programs and services to the elderly aged 60 and older; their families or other caregivers. The Office provides leadership and direction to 59 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and other local programs and providers that comprise the networks of services to the elderly.

Organization and Staffing

SOFA program specialists provide oversight and guidance to the AAAs, service providers, and fiscal analysts who oversee the funding disbursement. The workforce is located in Albany, although SOFA staff routinely travel across the State to provide leadership, direction, and oversight to the AAAs and service providers.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2019 Executive Budget recommends $248 million for Aging. This is a decrease of $2.8 million from the FY 2018 budget. This change is in part the result of the discontinuation of one-time legislative adds ($-2.8M).

Budget initiatives include maintaining funding for Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams to investigate financial exploitation of the elderly and eliminating the FY 2019 increase to the Cost of Living Adjustment saving $3.8 million in FY 2019.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 95 FTEs, unchanged from FY 2018.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Program Highlights

Community Services for the Elderly

The Community Services for the Elderly program supports multiple service options, including transportation, in-home services, and case management. Approximately 121,000 people are served annually.

Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly

This program supports Non-medical in-home services, case management, non-institutional respite care, and ancillary services for functionally impaired older adults. Approximately 70,000 people are served annually.

Wellness in Nutrition

The Wellness in Nutrition program supports home-delivered meals, nutrition counseling, nutrition education, and congregate meals. Approximately 312,000 people are served annually.

NY Connects

NY Connects provides free, objective, and comprehensive information on long term care services and supports. It has expanded statewide to serve all populations and currently serves approximately 282,000 people annually.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
State Operations 11,340,000 11,340,000 0 8,045,000
Aid To Localities 239,447,500 236,654,500 (2,793,000) 245,095,433
Total 250,787,500 247,994,500 (2,793,000) 253,140,433

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FTE Change
Administration and Grants Management
General Fund 12 12 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 83 83 0
Total 95 95 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 1,236,000 1,236,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 9,754,000 9,754,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 250,000 250,000 0
Enterprise Funds 100,000 100,000 0
Total 11,340,000 11,340,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Administration and Grants Management
General Fund 1,236,000 1,236,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 9,754,000 9,754,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 250,000 250,000 0
Enterprise Funds 100,000 100,000 0
Total 11,340,000 11,340,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration and Grants Management 1,130,000 0 1,130,000 0
Total 1,130,000 0 1,130,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration and Grants Management 106,000 0 15,600 0
Total 106,000 0 15,600 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration and Grants Management 29,400 0 53,000 0
Total 29,400 0 53,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration and Grants Management 8,000 0
Total 8,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration and Grants Management 10,104,000 0 7,725,000 0
Total 10,104,000 0 7,725,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration and Grants Management 2,379,000 0
Total 2,379,000 0

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 123,482,500 120,689,500 (2,793,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 114,985,000 114,985,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 980,000 980,000 0
Total 239,447,500 236,654,500 (2,793,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Community Services
General Fund 123,482,500 120,689,500 (2,793,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 114,985,000 114,985,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 980,000 980,000 0
Total 239,447,500 236,654,500 (2,793,000)

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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