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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, IHEs, and School Districts for Programs to Prevent Injuries

2023 Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

GrantWatch ID# 200016
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
Administration on Aging (AoA)
CFDA Number: 93.761
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-FPSG-0005
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/16/22
LOI Date: 12/07/22
Deadline: 01/11/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, IHEs, school districts, and faith-based organizations for programs that prevent falls amongst elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support organizations to reduce falls and/or falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities in their community through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs, focusing on those older adults in underserved areas/populations as defined by the  Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

The two primary goals are:

  • Goal 1: Develop capacity to increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based falls prevention programs to empower them to reduce falls and/or their risk of falls. 
  • Goal 2: Identify and implement one or more robust strategies that will promote the sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs.

Applicants for this funding opportunity must propose to deliver two or more falls prevention programs.

All applicants must propose to implement at least one of the identified programs in a remote format, e.g., by video conference or similar virtual modality.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • 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
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
For FY 2023 the below guidance is provided to advance the Administration’s policy, as stated in E.O. 13985, to “pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.” This guidance is intended to begin to address inequities in HHS programs, processes, and policies that may serve as barriers to equal opportunity.

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, Native American governments, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status, independent school districts, faith-based organizations, and community organizations.

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

Pre-Proposal Conference
An informational conference call will be held on November 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm EST.

The dial-in information is below:
Toll Free Number: 888-455-0043
Passcode: 9989425

A recording will be available approximately one hour after the call concludes at the following number: Toll Free Playback Number: 800-835-8069

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be submitted electronically via by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 12/07/2022

Due Date for Applications: 01/11/2023

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 registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a UEI number and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award. Effective June 11, 2018, when registering or renewing your registration, you must submit a notarized letter appointing the authorized Entity Administrator. Please be sure to read the FAQs located at to learn more. Applicants should allot sufficient time prior to the application deadline to finalize a new, or renew an existing registration. 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.

All applicants should contact the program administrator(s) for any program(s) they are interested in delivering remotely to confirm that: 1) the programs are allowed for remote delivery; and 2) that training is readily available for applicants who need it.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $600,000 Per Project Period
Award Floor: $400,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract
These Cooperative Agreements have an anticipated start date of May 1, 2023.
Project Period: 48-month project and 48-month budget period.

Contact Information
Letters of intent should be sent to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Administration on Aging
Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
Donna Bethge

RFP & Supporting Documents
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