c. 4. A. Moves positions from over-served to underserved locations within the State in compliance with 20 CFR 641.365.
Section 508 of the Older Americans Act (OAA) Amendments requires grantees to seek an equitable distribution of program resources and participant slots throughout the state. Therefore, equitable distribution (ED) is a cooperative effort, and each grantee in the state participates in the process. Alabama fully embraces the equitable distribution of SCSEP positions and has worked closely with the national grantees to implement a plan that addresses under-served and over-served counties in the state.
ED within each state is based on the latest Census information about the percentage of poor elderly in each county. The data comes from the American Community Service (ACS), which incorporates the 2010 Census for population counts and age. The equitable distribution report of SCSEP positions by grantees in the state provides the information needed to assess the location of the eligible population and the current distribution of people being served in Alabama. The report reflects both under-served and over-served areas and contains information on counties served, distribution factors, equitable shares, current number of positions, and increases or decreases in participant slots.
ADSS serves a coordinating role and ensures equitable distribution of employment through SCSEP with the national grantees and local project directors. ADSS allocates SCSEP funds to Councils of Local Government and Area Agencies on Aging for local SCSEP administration.
With the continued cooperation of the national grantees, ADSS will coordinate any slot transfers necessary to meet equitable distribution and will continue to coordinate this process.
Any county slot adjustments will be made only after approval by DOL. ADSS will continue to work with the national grantees to move slots from over-served to under-served counties. Since there are no excessively over-served or under-served counties in Alabama, equitable distribution will be achieved in the time frame required, with no disruption to participants.