Report on the Evaluation of Home and Community-Based Support Services for Older American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians

In 2016 ACL/AoA contracted ICF International (ICF) to conduct a participatory evaluation of the Title VI Grant Program, which provides home and community-based supportive services for older American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian populations. The evaluation seeks to answer the following questions:

– How do tribes/organizations operate their Title VI Programs?
–  What is the impact of Title VI programs on elders in the community? Are there differences nationally or by tribe/organization?
– Do Title VI programs that are sole-sourced funded have a different impact than programs that are funded through multiple sources?

The evaluation, still ongoing, has released its Evaluation of the ACL Title VI Programs: Year 1 Interim Report outlining the approach to and the design of the evaluation. In addition, the report provides information on the evaluation participants, timeline of the project, and initial findings.