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Funding Updates

June 20, 2013

Two New Federal Funding Opportunities
(from ACL News and Info, June 17, 2013)

New ACL Funding Opportunity Announcement

Creating and Sustaining Dementia-Capable Service Systems for People with Dementia and their Family Caregivershas been published by the Administration on Aging at the Administration for Community Living.  This new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to ensure that people with dementia and their family caregivers have access to a sustainable home and community-based services (HCBS) system that is dementia capable.

Such a system meets the unique needs of each person with dementia by 1) identifying those with a possible dementia and recommending follow up with a physician, 2) ensuring that the staff they encounter have appropriate training, understand the unique needs/services available and know how to communicate with them and 3) providing quality, person-centered services that help them remain independent and safe in their communities.

A dementia-capable HCBS system also involves family caregivers when they are available and it is appropriate.  In addition to implementing a dementia capable HCBS system, grantees must provide at least one evidence-based or evidence-informed service for individuals with dementia or their caregivers. Applicants to this FOA must be State Units on Aging.

The application deadline is July 17, 2013. Click here for the full announcement.



Funding Opportunity for RSVP Programs

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) would like to make you aware of the RSVP 2014 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  CNCS anticipates it will award more than $14 million to local organizations that will sponsor RSVP programs.  The competition is expected to yield more than 92,000 senior volunteers who will serve in CNCS focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

RSVP funding opportunities are available in 270 specific geographic regions in 45 states.  Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, faith-based and higher education institutions, Indian tribes, and local public agencies, including city and county governments. 

Letters of intent to apply are due on August 9, 2013.  The applications deadline is Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Click here for more information.


May 28, 2013

Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for round two of the Health Care Innovation Awards. Under this announcement, CMS will spend up to $1 billion for awards and evaluation of projects from across the country that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. 

Are there opportunities for you to partner with others to develop a Lifespan Respite coordinated system of care that will demonstrate cost savings in health and long-term services and supports? If so, you may want to explore this funding opportunity further.  For more information on eligibility and priority areas for funding, see

Key Dates and Deadlines

Letters of Intent to Apply:
CMS will accept letters of intent beginning June 1 until June 28, 2013 3pm EDT.
CMS will accept applications beginning June 14 until August 15, 2013 3pm EDT.


April 30, 2013

Kendal Charitable Funds Invite Letters of Intent for Elder Abuse Projects

(from ACL Weekly Newsletter, Monday, April 29, 2013. To subscribe directly, visit

Kendal Charitable Funds is accepting Letters of Intent for innovative projects that enhance the lives of seniors, whether through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of elder abuse.

Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for pilot projects that address at least one non-institutionalized elderly population, with a focus on the identification or prevention of financial, physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. Priority will be given to projects with the greatest potential for change and replication. Grants will be awarded for new programs only.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than May 15, 2013.  Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit full project proposals, which must be completed by August 1, 2013.

Link to Complete RFP at 

Wounded Warrior Project Invites Letters of Interest for Projects That Provide Direct Services to Veterans
(from ACL Weekly Newsletter, Monday, April 29, 2013. To subscribe directly, visit

The Wounded Warrior Project is accepting Letters of Interest from nonprofit organizations that provide direct programming and services to the current generation of wounded veterans.

Grants of between $5,000 and $250,000 will be awarded for projects that enhance the lives of injured service members and their families by supporting programs that fall into four service areas:    

  • Mind programs should enhance the mental health of wounded service members and help foster their healthy readjustment to civilian life. 
  • Body programs should provide unique sporting, fitness, and wellness activities for warriors and their families. Preference is given to programs that engage warriors over a sustained period of time and facilitate opportunities for leadership and      peer mentoring.
  • Economic empowerment programs should provide programs or services to warriors in the area of employment, higher education, financial literacy, or other opportunities that enhance economic empowerment among wounded veterans and their families.
  • Engagement programs should empower injured service members by connecting them with their peers and continued opportunities to serve and engage with their larger communities.

Priority will be given to projects that offer innovative programming and unique opportunities, fill service gaps by offering programming or services where demand outpaces supply or services do not currently exist, reach veterans and family members in underserved geographic areas, and foster continued leadership, mentorship, and sense of purpose among injured service members.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than June 1, 2013. Upon review, selected organizations will have until July 8, 2013, to submit complete applications. Link to Complete RFP at 

Respite Funding for Family Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is making available Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grants to its member nonprofit organizations for scholarships to cover the cost of respite care for family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness. AFA will award multiple grants of $5,000 each to its nonprofit member organizations nationwide via a bi-annual competitive application process. The grantees will use the funds to provide scholarships for respite care for family caregivers based on financial or other needs. These services include adult day programs, in-home aides or companions, or overnight stays at long-term facilities for individuals with dementia.

For more information, visit or call 866-232-8484. 

Jumpstart Youth-led Intergenerational Programs

Generations United and MetLife Foundation are awarding $1,000 jumpstart grants (along with technical assistance) to organizations to develop creative, youth-led intergenerational programs that address challenges in their communities. Priority will be given to programs focusing on technology and/or building stronger, healthier communities.  Initiatives must be youth-led and engage youth and older adults. Submit your application in writing or via a short video or other multi-media presentation.  Applications due: May 24.  Grantees will also have the opportunity to participate in a youth leadership training and educational opportunities at the Generations United Conference in Washington, DC this summer.  Learn more.


April 5, 2013

Two new funding announcements for the Lifespan Respite Program have been posted by the Administration for Community Living on

1) Grants to New States – Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-LR-0047

2) Building Integrated and Sustainable Lifespan Respite Programs - Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-LR-0048

The Funding Opportunity Announcements can also be obtained on the Funding Opportunities page of the Administration for Community Living at

Due Dates:
May 20, 2013, 11:59 PM 

Teleconferences: Separate Pre-Application Teleconferences for each opportunity will be held on 4/17/13: New States at 1:00 PM Eastern; Integration States at 3:00 PM Eastern.  Complete information on accessing the teleconferences is in Section VIII (Other Information) of the Funding Opportunity Announcement. 

All questions pertaining to the Funding Opportunity Announcements should be directed to:

Greg Link ACL/AoA Washington, D.C. 20201  Phone Number: 202-357-3545; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


September 6, 2012

Senior Corps RSVP programs

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding opportunities for Senior Corps RSVP programs.

The deadline for CNCS to receive applications is October 11, 2012.  Letter of Intent due September 10, 2012

For more information, read the Draft Notice at

Eligible Applicants

Public agencies (including state and local agencies and other units of government), non-profit organizations (including community-based organizations, both faith-based and secular) and others.

Focus Areas

In alignment with the SAA and the CNCS Strategic Plan, this Senior Corps RSVP Draft Notice will focus grant making for fiscal year 2013 in the six Focus Areas identified by SAA:

  • Education 
  • Healthy Futures 
  • Veterans and Military Families 
  • Environmental Stewardship 
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Disaster Services 

Respite provision and caregiver supports could fall under the Healthy Futures or the Veterans and Military Families (if this is the population served) categories of funding.


June 19, 2012

Administration on Community Living, Administration on Aging

State Elder Abuse Grants

Respite has been shown to help prevent abuse and neglect among children (see Fact Sheet: Respite and Crisis Care at

Similar results could be found to help prevent abuse and neglect in the aging population.

Agency/Center: Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, Center for Program Operations

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2012-AoA-EA-1214

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.747

Eligible Applicants: State governments
                                Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2012.

Projected Start Date: September 30, 2012

Technical Assistance Call: The Administration for Community Living's Administration on Aging (AoA) will host an optional Technical Assistance conference call for potential applicants to the Elder Abuse Prevention Intervention FOA (HHS-2012-AoA-EA-1214) on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST.   The toll-free teleconference phone number is 888-469-1371; the passcode is 7763202.

For those who are unable to participate on the call, we will compile and post a FAQ document on the AoA website that will include all the questions and information provided during the call.  To access the document, go to

Option 1: Through this program, AoA intends to draw on existing research and promising practices to pilot test interventions and determine their potential utility in helping to prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This pilot testing will also result in further understanding of elder abuse and its prevention, thereby contributing to the evidence base. Finally, this pilot seeks to facilitate improvements in existing data collection systems. These grants will implement, test, and measure performance of new approaches for prevention of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation and review risk factors related to elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation to enhance future prevention efforts. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the prevention intervention pilot projects and assessing the overall performance of these projects will help determine the likelihood of the success of their replication an outcome that would greatly improve the ability to develop national elder abuse prevention interventions. This program is designed to pilot test promising community-based elder abuse prevention practices. Applications must: 1. Identify the target population(s) they intend to serve 2. Provide a rationale for selecting the particular population(s)/subgroup(s) 3. Propose one elder abuse prevention intervention specifically targeted to the chosen population(s). Grants under this announcement may only fund selective preventive interventions and/or indicated preventive intervention. Each grantee must choose to target its pilot project to one-to-three categories of people at risk of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. These categories include, but are not limited to: frail elderly persons; people with dementia; families with a history of violence; and other specifically identified categories of people who are at high risk of being involved in elder abuse.

Option 2: In order to bring attention to needed prevention interventions, AoA is announcing the Native American Elder Abuse Prevention Grants. These grants are intended to develop or test elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation prevention interventions in Indian Country. It is expected that activities carried out under this opportunity address at least one (1) of the needs identified in the two reports referred to above on elder abuse in Indian Country, such as: a) Identifying, developing, and disseminating information and strategies on effective collaborations between tribal and non-tribal entities to address suspected cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; b) Identifying, developing, and disseminating informational materials for professionals and Tribal members on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation that are culturally appropriate; c) Identifying, developing, disseminating, and providing training to Tribal professionals and other professionals working with Tribal entities on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; d) Identifying and testing a culturally appropriate existing elder abuse screening tools.

For more information, see








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