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Alzheimer's Disease Programs to States and Communities

Grants to USA Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies,
and IHEs for Dementia-Capable Services

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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US Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living - Administration on Aging

LOI Date:

05/26/18

Deadline Date:

07/16/18 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, and IHEs to develop and expand dementia-capable home and community-based services. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date.

Executive Summary:

Cooperative agreements under this Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) funding opportunity announcement (FOA), are intended to support and promote the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems in States and Communities. There are two application options contained in this single FOA: Grants to States (Option A) and Grants to Communities (Option B). No entity is eligible to apply for both State and Community options. The dementia-capable systems resulting from program activities under either option are expected to provide quality, person-centered services and supports that help individuals remain independent and safe in their communities.

Option A: Grants to States - Cooperative agreements issued under Option A (Grants to States) will be for one of two possible sub-options (A.1 & A.2).

Applicants for Option A.1 are the governmental entities within states and territories designated as the state agency for dementia-capability and that have working relationships with their state agencies that enable creating and sustaining a dementia-capable HCBS System. Option A.1 has two required objectives, the first of which is the creation, expansion and sustainability of a dementia-capable state HCBS system that includes Single Entry Point/No Wrong Door (SEP/NWD) access for people with dementia and their family caregivers. The second objective is to ensure access to a comprehensive, sustainable set of quality state HCBS that are dementia- capable and provide innovative services to the population with dementia and their family caregivers.

States and territories eligible for Option A.1 are those that do not have active ACL State dementia-capability grants. All states without active grants are eligible apply, however those states that have not benefited from ADSSP grants since before 2011 will be given priority consideration in the post-review decision making process.

Applicants for Option A.2 (18 month expansion cooperative agreements) are those states that received ACL Alzheimer’s disease supportive service program grants for systems integration in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The expansion grants provide the opportunity for existing or recent state program grantees to build on a specific component of their ongoing project that shows potential but for which expansion would otherwise not be feasible. States grantees that have already received a previous expansion grant are not eligible to receive a second expansion grant.

Option B: Grants to Communities

Cooperative agreements under Option B are available to private and/or public community- based entities that are able to: 1) demonstrate their operation within an existing dementia- capable HCBS service system dedicated to the population that they serve; and 2) articulate opportunities and additional services in the targeted gap areas that would enhance and strengthen the existing system. Option B cooperative agreements are to the designed to aid Community HCBS providers in addressing three specific service gaps in existing dementia- capable HCBS systems for persons living with or those at high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers. Option B applicants must address each of the following three gap areas:

1. Provision of effective supportive services to persons living alone with ADRD in the community;

2. Improvement of the quality and effectiveness of programs and services dedicated to individuals aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities with ADRD or those at high risk of developing ADRD; and

3. Delivery of behavioral symptom management training and expert consultations for family caregivers.

Additional Application Elements:

Highlights of additional program requirements to which Option A & B applicants are subject are noted below with further information outlined in the full funding opportunity description:

-Inclusion of a minimun of one dementia specific evidence-based or evidence-informed intervention;
-25% Cost sharing/match;
-A minimum of 50% of TOTAL grant funds to the provision of direct services;
-Initial and then annual dementia capability assessment;
-Inclusion of anticipated program outcomes and measures;
-Robust, third party, program evaluation;
-Phased program implementation;
-Data collection, and
-Participation in technical assistance opportunties.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183745

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,400,542

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 22

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Award Ceiling: $1,000,000 Per Project Period
-Award Floor: $350,000 Per Project Period

There are two Options for grants to States.

Option A.1 is for 36 month grants to States to develop or expand its dementia capable home and community based system. Grants to new States will be for a minimum of $450,000 and a maximum of $650,000.

Option A.2 is for States that presently hold 36 month grants, have not previously benefitted from an expansion grant and have identified a component within their existing program that would benefit from additional resources in the form of an 18 month expansion grant. Expansion grants will be for a minimum of $350,000 and a maximum of $400,000.

Option B, Community grants are for public or private community-based entities with awards ranging between $800,000 and $1,000,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant covers a 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods.

Option A.2 grants provide an 18-month expansion to States currently holding a 36-month grant.

The anticipated project start date is September 1, 2018.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses
  • Special district governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

Option A (A.1 and A.2) is extended to eligible state government agencies. Option B is open to eligible domestic community-based public and/or private entities.

Option A (A.1 and A.2) of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is designed to build and expand the dementia-capability of state systems and programs by embedding dementia-capability in to their service networks.

Option A.1: is for those entities within states and territories designated as the state agency for dementia-capability and have working relationships with their state agencies that enable creating and sustaining a dementia-capable HCBS System that States eligible for this option are those states that do not have active State dementia- capability grants. All states without active grants are eligible to apply, however those states that have not benefited from ADSSP grants since before 2011 will be given priority consideration in the post-review decision making process.

Option A.2: is for 18 month expansion grants and is limited to those states that received ACL Alzheimer’s disease state program grants for systems integration in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 that desire to expand on a specific component of those programs and have not already received expansion grants for programs in the noted years. The states that already have received expansion grants are not eligible to receive a second one. The expansion grants provide the opportunity for the existing or recent state program grantees to build on a specific component of their ongoing project that shows potential but for which expansion would otherwise not be feasible.

Option B of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is designed to extend existing dementia-capable home and community based services (HCBS) to the special populations targeted and outlined within this announcement. Eligible entities are those that are able to 1) demonstrate their operation within an existing dementia-capable HCBS system dedicated to the population that they serve, and 2) articulate opportunities and additional services that would enhance and strengthen the existing dementia- capable HCBS system within which they are operating.

This funding opportunity is not extended to entities that are unable to 1) demonstrate their operation within an existing dementia-capable HCBS system dedicated to the population that they serve, and 2) articulate opportunities and additional home and community-based services that would enhance and strengthen the existing dementia-capable HCBS system in which they are operating.

This funding opportunity is not extended to entities not operating within an existing dementia-capable HCBS system or those organizations that received awards as a result of the following funding opportunity announcements in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (HHS-2014-ACL-AOA-AL- 0090, HHS-2015-ACL-AOA-AL-0104, HHS-2016-ACL-AOA-ALGG-0152 and HHS-2017- ACL-AOA-ALGG-0227).

There are no entities that would be eligible to submit applications for both Option A and Option B.

Pre-proposal Conference:

CL will host two informational conference calls in relation to this FOA, one for Option A and one for Option B.

Option A (Grants to States):

Date and Time: May 24, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST.

The dial-in information is below:
-Toll Free Number: 800-593-8979
-Passcode: 6121210

A recording will be available approximately 48 hours after the call concludes at the following number:
-Toll Free Playback Number: 800-645-7408
-Passcode: 34679

Playback will be available until July 15, 2018.

Option B (Grants to Communities):

Date and Time: May 24, 2018 from 2:30pm – 3:30 pm EST.

The dial-in information is below:
-Toll Free Number: 800-988-9634
-Passcode: 84679

A recording will be available approximately 48 hours after the call concludes at the following number:
-Toll Free Playback Number: 800-839-9318
-Passcode: 53479

Playback will be available until July 15, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

The federal match required for the State and Community (Options A & B) program is 25% (cash and/or in-kind). All applicants are required to comply with the 25% match requirement outlined in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA). Applicants have the opportunity to apply for waivers of a portion of the match. Waivers to match requirements under this program will not result in requirements below 15%.

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow our staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review. The deadline for submission of the letter of intent is 10 calendar days from Funding Opportunity Announcement Publication.

Applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time on July 16, 2018.

Applications that fail to 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. Grants.gov can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

Award notices to successful applicants are expected to be sent around August 31, 2018 for an anticipated start date of September 1, 2018.

All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered with the System for Award Management and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award. Applicants should finalize a new, or renew an existing, registration at least two weeks before the application deadline.

Note: Once your SAM registration is active, allow 24 to 48 hours for the information to be available in Grants.gov before you can submit an application through Grants.gov. This action should allow you time to resolve any issues that may arise. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in your inability to submit your application or receive an award.

Key Dates:
-Due Date for Letter of Intent: 05/26/2018
-Due Date for Applications: 07/16/2018
-Date for Informational Conference Call: 05/24/2018

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HHS-2018-ACL-AOA-ADPI-0307

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Erin Long, Project Officer
Erin.Long@acl.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.470

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2018-ACL-AOA-ADPI-0307

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming