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Continuation of Services Funded Under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (ICPSR 8246)

Principal Investigator(s): Wozny, Mark C.; Burkhardt, Jon E.


This data collection examines the fates of services funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act if and when that source of funding is terminated. The main objectives of the study were to investigate the pattern of continuation of projects funded under the Title III program and the importance of various factors contributing to the continuation of Title III projects. The study covered 33 planning and service areas in 24 states and represented all ten federal regions. Members of 426 state agencies on aging, area agencies on aging, and service providers were interviewed. Information is provided on the extent to which projects actually had their Title III funds terminated, the providers' responses to termination, the actions precipitated by continuation at reduced levels, the extent of budgetary reductions, the impact of Title III funding termination on client group composition, and the effects of project types and services on project continuation. Variables in Part 1, the Service Provider survey, include the organization's area of service, the number of paid staff members, the number of older persons they assisted, the duration of their current or last Title III grant, and the Title III project's total budget in its last year. Area agencies and state units on aging (Parts 2 and 3, respectively) were asked questions about granting processes, such as the agencies involved, the logistics of extensions, and the involvement of local officials in replacing Title III funding by allocating public funds.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Service Provider - Download All Files (9.665 MB)
DS2:  Area Agency - Download All Files (9.347 MB)
DS3:  State Unit - Download All Files (9.346 MB)

Study Description


Wozny, Mark C., and Jon E. Burkhardt. Continuation of Services Funded Under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965. ICPSR08246-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08246.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08246.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration on Aging (90-A-1301)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    aging, Area Agencies on Aging, budget cuts, funding, government agencies, government programs, grants, legislative impact, older adults, Older Americans Act (1965-USA), public assistance programs, service providers, social expenditures, state government

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980

Universe:    The universe consisted of 565 interviews conducted with local service providers (508 interviews), area agencies on aging (36 interviews), and state units on aging (24 interviews).

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Produced by the Institute for Economic and Social Measurements, Inc., Bathesda, MD, 1980.


Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-05-24

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8246.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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