|Title VII-Chapter 2 Federal grant award for reported fiscal year||225,000|
|Other federal grant award for reported fiscal year||0|
|Title VII-Chapter 2 carryover from previous year||225,000|
|Other federal grant carryover from previous year||0|
|A. Funding Sources for Expenditures in Reported FY|
|A1. Title VII-Chapter 2||198,804|
|A2. Total other federal||0|
|(a) Title VII-Chapter 1-Part B||0|
|(b) SSA reimbursement||0|
|(c) Title XX - Social Security Act||0|
|(d) Older Americans Act||0|
|A3. State (excluding in-kind)||7,231|
|A4. Third party||0|
|A6. Total Matching Funds||7,231|
|A7. Total All Funds Expended||206,035|
|B. Total expenditures and encumbrances allocated to administrative, support staff, and general overhead costs||21,276|
|C. Total expenditures and encumbrances for direct program services||184,759|
FTE (full time equivalent) is based upon a 40-hour workweek or 2080 hours per year.
|Program Staff||a) Administrative and Support||b) Direct Service||c) Total|
|1. FTE State Agency||0.2000||2.5000||2.7000|
|2. FTE Contractors||0.0000||0.0000||0.0000|
|3. Total FTE||0.2000||2.5000||2.7000|
|a) Number employed||b) FTE|
|1. Employees with Disabilities||1||0.5000|
|2. Employees with Blindness Age 55 and Older||0||0.0000|
|3. Employees who are Racial/Ethnic Minorities||3||2.5000|
|4. Employees who are Women||2||1.5000|
|5. Employees Age 55 and Older||1||1.0000|
Provide data in each of the categories below related to the number of individuals for whom one or more services were provided during the reported fiscal year.
|1. Number of individuals who began receiving services in the previous FY and continued to receive services in the reported FY||98|
|2. Number of individuals who began receiving services in the reported FY||152|
|3. Total individuals served during the reported fiscal year (A1 + A2)||250|
|10. 100 & over||0|
|11. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
|3. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
|1. Hispanic/Latino of any race||7|
|2. American Indian or Alaska Native||1|
|4. Black or African American||4|
|5. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||13|
|7. Two or more races||1|
|8. Race and ethnicity unknown (only if consumer refuses to identify)||0|
|9. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
|1. Totally Blind (LP only or NLP)||19|
|2. Legally Blind (excluding totally blind)||130|
|3. Severe Visual Impairment||101|
|4. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
|1. Macular Degeneration||99|
|2. Diabetic Retinopathy||28|
|6. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
|1. Hearing Impairment||74|
|3. Cardiovascular Disease and Strokes||93|
|5. Bone, Muscle, Skin, Joint, and Movement Disorders||117|
|6. Alzheimer's Disease/Cognitive Impairment||24|
|7. Depression/Mood Disorder||24|
|8. Other Major Geriatric Concerns||94|
|1. Private residence (house or apartment)||227|
|2. Senior Living/Retirement Community||12|
|3. Assisted Living Facility||4|
|4. Nursing Home/Long-term Care facility||7|
|6. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
|1. Eye care provider (ophthalmologist, optometrist)||167|
|2. Physician/medical provider||1|
|3. State VR agency||8|
|4. Government or Social Service Agency||10|
|5. Veterans Administration||3|
|6. Senior Center||1|
|7. Assisted Living Facility||0|
|8. Nursing Home/Long-term Care facility||2|
|9. Faith-based organization||1|
|10. Independent Living center||1|
|11. Family member or friend||15|
|14. Total (must agree with A3)||250|
Provide data related to the number of older individuals who are blind receiving each type of service and resources committed to each type of service.
|1a. Total Cost from VII-2 funds||21,144|
|1b. Total Cost from other funds||305|
|2. Vision screening / vision examination / low vision evaluation||188|
|3. Surgical or therapeutic treatment to prevent, correct, or modify disabling eye conditions||156|
|1a. Total Cost from VII-2 funds||15,782|
|1b. Total Cost from other funds||0|
|2. Provision of assistive technology devices and aids||108|
|3. Provision of assistive technology services||108|
|1a. Total Cost from VII-2 funds||138,156|
|1b. Total Cost from other funds||5,677|
|2. Orientation and Mobility training||135|
|3. Communication skills||163|
|4. Daily living skills||187|
|5. Supportive services (reader services, transportation, personal||38|
|6. Advocacy training and support networks||58|
|7. Counseling (peer, individual and group)||103|
|8. Information, referral and community integration||192|
|. Other IL services||4|
|Cost||a. Events / Activities||b. Persons Served|
|1a. Total Cost from VII-2 funds||3,573|
|1b. Total Cost from other funds||122|
|2. Information and Referral||8|
|3. Community Awareness: Events/Activities||10||10|
|a) Prior Year||b) Reported FY||c) Change ( + / - )|
|1. Program Cost (all sources)||140,927||206,035||65,108|
|2. Number of Individuals Served||243||250||7|
|3. Number of Minority Individuals Served||145||147||2|
|4. Number of Community Awareness Activities||3||10||7|
|5. Number of Collaborating agencies and organizations||0||1||1|
|6. Number of Sub-grantees||0||0|
Provide the following data for each of the performance measures below. This will assist RSA in reporting results and outcomes related to the program.
|Number of persons||Percent of persons|
|A1. Number of individuals receiving AT (assistive technology) services and training||108||100.00%|
|A2. Number of individuals receiving AT (assistive technology) services and training who maintained or improved functional abilities that were previously lost or diminished as a result of vision loss. (closed/inactive cases only)||108||100.00%|
|A3. Number of individuals for whom functional gains have not yet been determined at the close of the reporting period.||5||4.63%|
|B1. Number of individuals who received orientation and mobility (O & M) services||135||100.00%|
|B2. Of those receiving orientation and mobility (O & M) services, the number of individuals who experienced functional gains or maintained their ability to travel safely and independently in their residence and/or community environment as a result of services. (closed/inactive cases only)||118||87.41%|
|B3. Number of individuals for whom functional gains have not yet been determined at the close of the reporting period.||5||3.70%|
|C1. Number of individuals who received communication skills training||163||100.00%|
|C2. Of those receiving communication skills training, the number of individuals who gained or maintained their functional abilities as a result of services they received. (Closed/inactive cases only)||146||89.57%|
|C3. Number of individuals for whom functional gains have not yet been determined at the close of the reporting period.||10||6.13%|
|D1. Number of individuals who received daily living skills training||187||100.00%|
|D2. Number of individuals that experienced functional gains or successfully restored or maintained their functional ability to engage in their customary daily life activities as a result of services or training in personal management and daily living skills. (closed/inactive cases only)||158||84.49%|
|D3. Number of individuals for whom functional gains have not yet been determined at the close of the reporting period.||9||4.81%|
|E1. Number of individuals served who reported feeling that they are in greater control and are more confident in their ability to maintain their current living situation as a result of services they received. (closed/inactive cases only)||194||n/a|
|E2. Number of individuals served who reported feeling that they have less control and confidence in their ability to maintain their current living situation as a result of services they received. (closed/inactive cases only)||0||n/a|
|E3. Number of individuals served who reported no change in their feelings of control and confidence in their ability to maintain their current living situation as a result of services they received. (closed/inactive cases only)||27||n/a|
|E4. Number of individuals served who experienced changes in lifestyle for reasons unrelated to vision loss. (closed/inactive cases only)||4||n/a|
|E5. Number of individuals served who died before achieving functional gain or experiencing changes in lifestyle as a result of services they received. (closed/inactive cases only)||0||n/a|
A. Briefly describe the agency's method of implementation for the Title VII-Chapter 2 program (i.e. in-house, through sub-grantees/contractors, or a combination) incorporating outreach efforts to reach underserved and/or unserved populations. Please list all sub-grantees/contractors.
IL-OIB services are provided via in-house staff. Outreach is made to rural areas on all islands, and to groups via monthly support groups on various islands. We collaborate with the CILs, the medical community, the Area Office on Aging, consumer organizations, faith-based organizations, assisted living facilities and senior centers on all islands.
B. Briefly describe any activities designed to expand or improve services including collaborative activities or community awareness; and efforts to incorporate new methods and approaches developed by the program into the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) under Section 704.
We work with the State Senior Companion Program and other non-profit organizations in order to expand services to OIB consumers who need more help in their homes. OIB Program Manager meets twice per year or more often if needed with the major senior blind organization in the State, as well as with both the NFB and ACB local affilliates, to discuss services available, and to address questions, concerns, and suggestions. We attend numerous local fairs and have booths to do outreach, and demonstrate aids and devices. We operate a Low Vision Clinic weekly which provides exams, recommendations for aids and devices, and counseling to consumers and their families. We did a mass mailing to eye doctors to do outreach and generate referrals.
C. Briefly summarize results from any of the most recent evaluations or satisfaction surveys conducted for your program and attach a copy of applicable reports.
An overview of the feedback received from OIB satisfaction surveys note very psoitive responses. In over 90% of surveys, coments were rated as "agree" or "strongly agree" with the level of satisfaction with services received. Positive words used to describe services included "immeasurable", "wonderful program", "great job", "couldn’t be more satisfied", "better outlook on life", "gave me the courage to keep going", etc. I have copies of all surveys but am not sure how to attach them here.
D. Briefly describe the impact of the Title VII-Chapter 2 program, citing examples from individual cases (without identifying information) in which services contributed significantly to increasing independence and quality of life for the individual(s).
1. Taught Braille to a Deaf-Blind woman with memory loss. Made her a perpetual calendar using large print raised labels. She loved it. She can now note all her and her husband’s appointmentss on her calendar, and doesnt have to rely on her failing memory. She is beter able to manage her household obligations.
2. We took a donated CCTV to someone on another island and hooked it up for him. He was so excited that he could read again, as he was just about to donate his huge collection of collectible books.
3. A consumer living in her own apartment did not want to have to move in with her daughter. Through OIB services and referrals we coordinated, she is now able to exercise, read her mail and the newspaper, perform self-care, accurately take her medication, use her phone, play cards, and travel more independently in the community.
4. A consumer living on her own is now able to go to the market twice per week. She gets exercise and is no longer socially isolated as she also attends our support group and has gained friends.
5. A man who comes here each year to visit his daughter had never learned to properly use a white cane. He is now able to ambulate safely in his duaughter’s condo and neighborhood. Because he also has a hearing impairment, our staff used an FM system to communicate effectively while teaching him to use the long cane.
E. Finally, note any problematic areas or concerns related to implementing the Title VII-Chapter 2 program in your state.
We are severely understaffed (50%) due to being a minimally funded state, as well as cuts from sequestration. We are therefore unable to provide as many statewide visits (particularly to rural areas) as we would like to. We do not have staff on 2 of the larger populated neighbor islands. Visits are not frequent or comprehensive enough given the circumstances. Please consider raising our minimum allotment as Hawaii has a large and growing senior population in need of our services.
As the authorized signatory, I will sign, date and retain in the state agency's files a copy of this 7-OB Report and the separate Certification of Lobbying form ED-80-0013 (available in MS Word and PDF formats.
|Signed by||Lea Grupen|
|Title||Services for the Blind Branch Administrator|