Another event that occurred in 1965 was the passage of the Older Americans Act. This Act created the Administration on Aging; authorized grants to states for aging-related community planning, services programs, research, demonstration and training projects; and called for the development of State Units on Aging. This created what is now called the "Aging Network", a web of federal, state, and local agencies linked together to focus on social services and other programs primarily targeted to older adults living in their homes. The mission of the Aging Network was expanded in numerous ways in subsequent years, to include advocacy, meal programs, and a number of other services. Because of a lack of funding, many of the services developed long waiting lists, which limited the benefits to a relatively small proportion of the poorest elderly. Although the program had the potential to save the government money by providing more supportive services to people who wanted to remain in the community as a substitute for some of the nursing home costs, it never had the visibility or legislative urgency of Medicare and Medicaid.