Department for the Aging

Provides support services for older adults

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Trends: DFTA’s federal grants have fallen by $9 million (12 percent) since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation

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Current Funding: Take a deeper dive into how federal grants support NYC’s DFTA

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DFTA’s Federal Grants Have Fallen by $9 Million
(12 Percent) Since FY 2010

DFTA’s federal grants have fallen by $9 million (12 percent) since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation. This includes eight primary grants and two city-wide grants, collectively accounting for 99.5 percent of the agency’s federal funding.

Primary Grants (shown in chart below): DFTA’s eight primary grants account for 69 percent of the agency’s federal grants and have fallen by $5 million since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation, driven by the decline of the OAA SCSEP, OAA Title III-B, and OAA Title III-E.

City-Wide Grants: DFTA’s two city-wide grants account for 30 percent of the agency’s federal grants and fallen by $4 million since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation.  Read about DFTA’s city-wide grants.
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FPWA analysis of NYC CAFR data. See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

Current Funding: See How Federal Grants Support DFTA in FY 2019

DFTA Federal Funding – All

DFTA’s FY19 Adopted Budget is more than $386 million, of which 19 percent ($72 million) comes from the federal government through a dozen individual grants. Of those, just four federal grants account for more than 80 percent of DFTA’s federal grants.

FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget). See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget). See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

DFTA Federal Funding – By Program Area

DFTA’s spending is divided into six program areas, known as budget functions. Each program area relies on a mix of funding sources and is uniquely vulnerable to budget cuts. For example, Senior Centers and Meals — which supports home delivered meals and senior centers for educational, nutrition and health, and recreational programs in a community-based setting — relies on the largest sum of federal grants ($54 million), while Senior Employment and Benefits — which supports subsidized jobs and benefit assistance, including health insurance and home-energy costs — relies on the largest share of federal grants (84 percent).

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FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget). See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data

FPWA analysis of NYC OMB Budget Function Analysis (FY19 Adopted Budget). See more charts on Tableau and/or download the data