HHS – Elder Justice Innovation Grants (2017)

Applications Due: August 14, 2017 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

The purpose of the Elder Justice Innovation Grants program is to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of elder abuse prevention and intervention at large, such as by developing materials, programs, etc. that can be widely disseminated and/or replicated, or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence-base of knowledge. For FY 2017, funded projects will continue to build the evidence-base on successful approaches to reduce and ameliorate the harm people experience as a result of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation, and to better understand what adult protective services practices produce the best outcomes.

Funding Title: Elder Justice Innovation Grants

Agency Name: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACL-AOA-EJIG-0236

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes.

Under Option 1: Responses to Reduce Harm, ACL is interested in supporting projects to implement and evaluate individual- or system-level services or responses that are designed to ameliorate the harmful consequences of adult maltreatment and/or reduce recidivism on those directly impacted by maltreatment, particularly those responses that incorporate trauma-informed approaches and that build resiliency. Examples of services/responses could include, but are not limited to:

  • Counseling;
  • Support groups;
  • Helplines;
  • Legal services;
  • Emergency shelters;
  • Enhanced case management;
  • Policies that prioritize APS clients for home- and community-based services;
  • Integrating trauma-informed approaches into existing home and community-based
  • services/interventions; or
  • Reducing bureaucratic barriers to information sharing and/or accessing services.

Target Population: Older adults and adults with disabilities

Expected Number of Awards: 5

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,850,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $350,000

How to Apply: Application materials can be obtained from http://www.grants.gov or https://www.acl.gov/grants/applying-grants.

Please note, ACL is requiring applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov. The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by August 14, 2017 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants:  Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education are eligible to apply under this funding opportunity.

Link to Full Announcement: Here  

Contact Information:
Project Officer:
Mary Twomey
Phone: 415-437-8786
E-mail: mary.twomey@acl.hhs.gov

Grants Management Specialist:
Sean Lewis
Phone: (202) 795-7384
E-mail: sean.lewis@acl.hhs.gov

Categories: Consumer, Department of Health and Human Services, Disability, Elderly, Express Language for Legal Aid, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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