Funds authorized through the OAA are distributed three times:

The federal Administration on Aging (AoA) allocates funds to each state, using an interstate funding formula. Oversight State Units on Aging (SUAs) receive these funds.

SUAs then distribute the funds to the AAA divisions within their state, using an intrastate funding formula. These formulas are based on senior census, economic need, and other factors.

AAA’s then distribute funding across their local programs and services. Besides federal OAA funds, Missouri’s AAAs receive additional funds from:


  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Social Service Block Grants
  • USDA Cash and Commodities
  • State General Revenue & Medicaid
  • Local Tax Levies
  • Client Contributions
  • Local and Federal Grants
  • Foundation Assistance