(a) Policy. The State Agency has responsibilities related to the provisions of the Older Americans Act (OAA) to:
- (1) develop a State Plan on Aging as prescribed by the Administration on Aging;
- (2) administer the State Plan on Aging;
- (3) coordinate all state activities related to the purposes of the OAA and actively pursue resource development at all levels of the aging network;
- (4) serve as an effective and visible advocate for older persons;
- (5) divide the state into planning and service areas for the purpose of designating Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs);
- (6) serve as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information pertinent to older persons;
- (7) provide consultation, technical assistance, and training to AAA and Title III project staffs related to their responsibilities under Title III of the OAA;
- (8) develop policy and program standards, as appropriate, to carry out the mission of the OAA at all levels of the Title III aging network; and
- (9) determine election regarding nutrition services incentive program (NSIP) cash payments in lieu of agricultural commodities and products purchased by the United States Secretary of Agriculture for all or any portion thereof.
(b) Authority. The authority for this Section is Section 305(a)(1) and 311(d)(1) of the OAA of 1965, as amended.
(c) Procedures. Procedures are outlined separately in this Part for each area of responsibility identified in (a) of this Section.
(d) Cross references. See OAC 340:105-10-13 through 340:105-10-25.