U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Aging
Grants to USA tribal organizations and state units on aging to support elderly populations impacted by natural disasters. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to applying. Funding amounts will be determined according to the number of older adults affected and the severity of need.
Grants awarded under this announcement are to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging (SUAs) and federally recognized Tribal Organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), as amended. These funds only become available when the President declares a National Disaster and may only be used in those areas designated in the Disaster Declaration issued by the President of the United States.
The amount of funding available to applicants is determined by three factors: (1) the number of older persons affected; (2) the amount and severity of need, and (3) the amount of disaster funds available as prescribed in the Older Americans Act.
Funds typically requested are for the following Title III types of gap-filling services: outreach, information and assistance, counseling, case management, advocacy on behalf of older persons unable or reluctant to speak for themselves, and staff overtime. Funds may be used for additional food, supplies, extra home delivered meals, home clean up and safety, emergency medications, transportation and other such immediate needs. OAA funds may be used for permissible expenses incurred which are not or cannot be paid for through other disaster funding resources. Total funding available for disaster assistance is subject to the availability of funds appropriated under the OAA.
NOTE: Funding is only available for areas included in a Presidential National Disaster declaration. Only State Units on Aging and federally recognized Tribal Organizations funded under the Older Americans Act in the affected areas may apply for disaster assistance funding.
Funding Opportunity Description:
Grants awarded under this announcement are to provide disaster reimbursement and assistance funds to those State Units on Aging (SUAs) and federally recognized Tribal Organizations who are currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act (OAA), as amended. These funds only become available when the President declares a National Disaster and may only be used in those areas designated in the Disaster Declaration issued by the President of the United States. Eligible SUAs and Title VI grantees should discuss all disaster applications with ACL Regional staff before submitting a formal application. The amount of funds requested should be discussed with Regional staff before the application is completed.
GrantWatch ID#: 164593
Expected Number of Awards: 7
-Award Ceiling: $450,000 Per Project Period
-Award Floor: $0 Per Project Period
The average grant award for Tribes is $30,000 and $50,000 for State Units on Aging. The amount of funds requested should be discussed with Regional staff before the application is completed.
This grant covers a 12-month project period and budget period.
1. State Units on Aging in states for which some or all of the state has been declared a federal disaster area by the President of the United States.
2. Federally recognized tribal organizations within the areas declared a federal disaster area by the President of the United States who are receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act, as amended
Identify any activities which are not fundable under the grant program, e.g., construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings. This section also may include any other types of funding restrictions, e.g., ceiling amounts for particular activities if an application will consist of multiple programmatic components. This section should also indicate whether pre-award costs are allowable.
You should review and/or add activities that are not fundable in the text field below: The following activities are not fundable:
-Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings
-Basic research (e.g. scientific or medical experiments)
-Continuation of existing projects without expansion or new and innovative approaches
Note: A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has raised considerable concerns about grantees and contractors charging the Federal government for additional meals outside of the standard allowance for travel subsistence known as per diem expenses. Executive Orders on Promoting Efficient Spending (E.O. 13589) and Delivering Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government (E.O. 13576) have been issued and instruct Federal agencies to promote efficient spending. Therefore, if meals are to be charged in your proposal, applicants should understand such costs must meet the following criteria outlined in the Executive Orders and HHS Grants Policy Statement:
Meals are generally unallowable except for the following:
-For subjects and patients under study (usually a research program);
-Where specifically approved as part of the project or program activity, e.g., in programs providing children’s services (e.g., Headstart);
-When an organization customarily provides meals to employees working beyond the normal workday, as a part of a formal compensation arrangement;
-As part of a per diem or subsistence allowance provided in conjunction with allowable travel; and
-Under a conference grant, when meals are a necessary and integral part of a conference, provided that meal costs are not duplicated in participants’ per diem or subsistence allowances. (Note: conference grant means the sole purpose of the award is to hold a conference)
Total funding available for disaster assistance is subject to the availability of funds appropriated under the Older Americans Act, as amended and must be for those areas identified in a Presidential National Disaster declaration
The application due date is September 14, 2018.
Providing a draft of the narrative justification for the application will help expedite the processing of an award. Applicants should talk with the State and local Emergency Managers to determine what funds may be available through other resources before applying for OAA funding.
SUAs and federally recognized Tribal Organizations currently receiving a grant under Title VI of the Older Americans Act must submit proposals electronically via http://www.grants.gov. At http//www.grants.gov, you will be able to download a copy of the application packet, complete it off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov website.
Eligible SUAs and Title VI grantees should discuss all disaster applications with ACL Regional staff before submitting a formal application.
Applications that do not meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3- 5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or, with Grants.gov.
The anticipated award date will be based on the Declaration signed by the President but no later than the end of the fiscal year September 28, 2018.
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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
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