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Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program (SPP)

Cooperative Agreements with USA State and Tribal
Agencies for Services for People with Brain Injuries

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Administration on Disabilities (AOD)

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05/27/21 11:59 PM ET


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Cooperative agreements with USA and Territories state, territorial, and tribal governments to create supports and services for people with brain injuries. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury and their carers.

Applicants should respond to this funding announcement by submitting proposals that demonstrate the approach they will take, if funded, to create and strengthen a person-centered, culturally competent system of services and supports within their state that maximizes the independence and overall health and well-being of people with TBI across the lifespan, their families, and their support networks. Applicants should explain how they plan to implement the seven required activities listed here along with other activities they deem necessary to achieve the outcomes for people with TBI of

  • Increased self-determination, independence, and quality of life;
  • Highly streamlined, coordinated pathways to services and supports;
  • Increased availability of high quality, person-centered, culturally competent, evidence-based services and supports; and
  • Person-centered, culturally competent services and supports with the capacity to serve and support diverse and underserved populations.

The goals of this funding opportunity are:

  • To increase collaboration and coordination of state level activities across systems and supports and to ensure all people with TBI, including those from diverse and underserved populations, and other stakeholders are provided ample opportunity to contribute meaningfully to needs assessments and state plans that will drive improvement of TBI services and supports.
  • To allow for more comprehensive data collection that shows the level of need for various types of services and supports across systems and identify barriers to services and supports.
  • To create a greater understanding of state demographics, resources, and program impact among partners as well as the effectiveness of different services or supports.
  • To create a better coordinated public investment in effective, high-quality, equitable, evidence-based services and supports for all individuals with TBI, their families, and their support networks that results in fewer people with TBI encountering barriers to needed services and supports.

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GrantWatch ID#: 195314

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Award Ceiling: $260,000
Award Floor: $170,000

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 07/01/2021


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State governments, territorial governments, and federally recognized Indian Tribal governments and Native American organizations are the only eligible applicants for funding. The application for a TBI State Partnership Program grant may only come from the agency designated by the Chief Executive Officer of the state as the lead agency for TBI within the state, territory, or Indian tribal government. Only one application from each state, territorial government, federally recognized Indian tribal government or Native American organization may enter the review process to be considered for a TBI State Partnership Program award.

For a full list of funding restrictions, see page 22 of the funding announcement in Attached Files below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

ACL will host a pre-application teleconference in advance of the application due date. The purpose of this teleconference is to review the funding announcement.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Meeting Server Main Number: 877-414-5575
Access Code: 5813184

Pre-Application Information:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 04/21/2021
Due Date for Letter of Intent: 04/13/2021
Due Date for Applications: 05/27/2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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 staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

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.

Cost Sharing/Matching is required for this program per ยง 1252(c) of the Public Health Service Act. The state, territory, or federally recognized Indian Tribal government or Native American organization must agree to make available non-federal contributions in an amount that is not less than $1 for every $2 of federal funds provided under the grant. Non-federal funds may be cash or in-kind and fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services. State, territorial, or Indian Tribal government contributions may not include any amounts provided by the federal government. The match, as required by the TBI legislation, must come from state or local sources and may be governmental or non-governmental resources.

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

All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered with the System for Award Management.

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Contact Information:

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

Letters of intent should be sent to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Rebecca Ellison, MSW Administration on Disabilities
(202) 795-7364

Grants Management Specialist:
Sean Lewis
Center for Management and Budget
(202) 795-7384

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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

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