Alaska State Plan for Senior Services

State Plan for Senior Services, FY2024 - FY2027

The State Plan for Senior Services is a project that impacts the lives of all Senior Alaskans. For that reason, there are several phases which must be realized to receive input from Seniors and Senior service providers. Several government agencies are involved, as well as organizations from the private and non-profit sector. When completed, it is made available for public comment before being finalized and implemented.

We appreciate the valuable feedback we have received from the public regarding the Alaska State Plan for Senior Services. These comments play a crucial role in shaping our strategy and ensuring its alignment with the needs and aspirations of our senior population.

Currently, we are actively engaged in a comprehensive review process, carefully examining and evaluating the public comments received. This rigorous assessment allows us to gain deeper insights and perspectives, enabling us to make informed decisions that will enhance the effectiveness and inclusivity of the plan.

We want to emphasize our commitment to maintaining an open and participatory approach throughout the implementation of the plan. As we move forward, we will continue to encourage public engagement and welcome ongoing comments and suggestions from individuals and organizations. By fostering this continuous dialogue, we can adapt and refine our initiatives to better address the evolving needs of our senior community.

Once the thorough review and incorporation of public comments are complete, we will finalize the Alaska State Plan for Senior Services. This finalized plan will then proceed to the signing stage, followed by its submission to the Administration for Community Living.

We value the public's contributions as essential partners in this endeavor, and we look forward to their continued involvement and collaboration as we work towards enhancing the well-being and quality of life for seniors throughout Alaska.
Timeline for Statewide Plan for Senior Services: 2024-2027 

Statewide Plan for Senior Services: 2024-2027 Timeline

Project Management and Communications | August 2022 – May 2023

State Plan Advisory Committee Meeting (Phase Complete) | November – December 2022

Background Research (Phase Complete) | August – December 2022

Analysis of Needs Assessment Data (Phase Complete) | September 2022 – February 2023

Intrastate Funding Formula (Phase Complete) | December 2022 – February 2023

Plan Development (Phase Complete) | February – May 2023

Submission to the Administration for Community Living

State Plan for Senior Services, FY2020 - FY2023

State Plan For Senior Services, FY2016 - FY2019

FY2016-FY2019 Funding Formula

The Department of Health proposed the adoption of changes to the funding formula of the Alaska State Plan for Senior Services, FY2016-2019.

Summary of Recommendations

In brief, the recommendations to amend the funding formula include these changes:

  • Modernize the definition of “rural” to include a “remote” classification
  • Subdivide Alaska’s Region V into two subsets to include the Matanuska-Susitna as Region V(a) and Kenai/Valdez/Cordova as Region V(b)
  • Implement a “base funding allocation” using federal Older American Act funds appropriated for Alaska to replace the hold harmless provision.
  • Adjust weights for the funding formula factors to target funding for seniors who are frail and living in poverty.

About the public comment process

The Alaska Commission on Aging and Senior and Disabilities Services hosted a webinar and teleconference to discuss the proposed modifications to the funding formula, conduct a question and answer session, and take public comment. Comment was also accepted in writing by email, fax and mail.

In addition to the providing comment during the webinar or teleconference, public comments were also accepted by email, fax and mail.

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State Plan for Senior Services, FY 2012 – FY 2015

The State Plan is required by the U.S. Administration on Aging in order for Alaska to be eligible for receipt of Older Americans Act funds. OAA funds help pay for senior meals, rides, information and referral, and numerous other support services for Alaska seniors. The plan contains a core section describing Alaska’s Older Americans Act programs as well as numerous appendices focusing on the demographics of Alaska seniors, a senior needs assessment, State of Alaska programs for seniors, required assurances, a statewide plan for Alaska’s ADRCs (Aging & Disability Resource Centers), and other material.

Core Section of Plan

  • Approval Letter from Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee
  • Sole State Agency on Aging Designation by Governor Parnell
  • Alaska Dept. of Health & Social Services Approval
  • Alaska Commission on Aging Approval
  • Executive Summary
  • Core Section of Plan (Older Americans Act Programs)
  • Goals, Objectives, Strategies & Performance Measures


  • Appendix A: Organizational Charts
  • Appendix B: State Plan Funding Framework
  • Appendix C: Demographics of Alaska’s Seniors
  • Appendix D: Needs Assessment
  • Appendix E: Summary of the Older Americans Act
  • Appendix F: State of Alaska Programs and Services for Older Alaskans
  • Appendix G: State Plan Assurances, Required Activities, and Information Requirements
  • Appendix H: Alaska ADRC Statewide Plan
  • Appendix I: Long-Term Care in Alaska – Continuum of Care Chart and Definitions of Programs and Services
  • Appendix J: Emergency Preparedness Checklists
  • Appendix K: Useful Web Links
  • Appendix L: List of Acronyms and Definitions
  • Appendix M: State Plan Steering Committee Members
  • Appendix N: Memo of Agreement

State Plan for Services for FY08-FY11

The Alaska Commission on Aging has worked with multiple partners to develop a new State Plan for Services for FY08-FY11. The plan describes how the Department of Health & Social Services will use federal and state funds for senior services throughout Alaska.

The final Alaska State Plan for Services FY08-FY11 is available for download or to view. The public review and comments from the draft hearings across the state are incuded as Section E at the end of the plan.

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State Plan Implementation

State Plan for FY08-FY11

Request a Copy

A limited number of hard copies of the FY08-FY11 state plan are available upon emailing your request to

You may also request a hard copy of the state plan by calling 907-465-3250, Fax 907-465-1398 or mail to:

Alaska Commission on Aging
PO Box 110693
Juneau, AK 99811-0693