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Administration for Community Living Announces Two Grant Opportunities to Assist Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has announced two grant opportunities to promote better health and quality of life for older adults. The first, entitled "Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Programs," will support community-based education programs that are intended to enhance self-management of chronic illnesses in older adults and adults with disabilities by building healthy behaviors and skills, such as problem-solving and self-monitoring. The goals of the CDSME grants are to: 

  1. Increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based self-management programs to empower them to better manage their chronic conditions; and
  2. Implement innovative funding arrangements (e.g. contracts with integrated health care systems) to support the CDSME programs beyond the grant period, while embedding the programs into an integrated, sustainable, evidence-based prevention program network. 

The CDSME grants will be made to six to eight entities. Applicants may request from $500,000 to $900,000 for the three-year project period. Key deadlines for applicants are:

  • Informational Conference Call: Wed., April 5, 2017
  • Letter of Intent: Mon., April 10, 2017
  • Application Submission: Fri., May 12, 2017

More information is available here.

The second ACL grant opportunity, entitled "Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program," will support evidence-based programs that will reduce the number of falls, fear of falling, and fall-related injuries in older adults and adults with disabilities. ACL plans to award approximately eight cooperative agreements of $500,000 to $600,000 for a 36-month project period. The goals of the grant program are to:

  1. Increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risks; and
  2. Implement innovative funding arrangements (e.g. contracts with integrated health care systems) to support community-based falls prevention programs beyond the grant period, while embedding the programs into an integrated, sustainable, evidence-based prevention program network.

Key deadlines for this grant are:

  • Informational Conference Call: Wed., April 5, 2017
  • Letter of Intent: Tues., April 11, 2017
  • Application Submission: Sat., May 13, 2017

More information is available here.

Contact: Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8383, ext. 124