In November 2000, through reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), the National Family Caregiver Support Program became law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging administers the program and provides funds to the states. They in turn fund Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide five categories of supportive services to grandparents and other relatives aged 55 and older who are raising children, in addition to family caregivers of older individuals.
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