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Deadline: January 29, 2019

Department of Health and Human Services: Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program

The Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program will support programs in developing capacity, bringing to scale, and sustaining evidence-based falls prevention programs that will help to reduce the number of falls, fear of falling, and/or fall-related injuries in older adults. Grants will be available via two options: (A) Sustainable Systems Grants: projects should focus on developing integrated, sustainable systems for delivering falls prevention programs; and (B) Capacity-Building Grants: projects should focus on building capacity to introduce and deliver falls prevention programs within underserved areas and/or populations.

Amount: Approximately $4,178,290 is available to make up to 10 awards. Applicants under the Capacity-Building option may request a total budget from $50,000 to $150,000 for the three-year project period. Applicants under the Sustainable Systems option may request a total budget from $400,000 to a maximum of $600,000 for the three-year project period.

Eligibility: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, and special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments and organizations; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; and private institutions of higher education.

To help ensure a wider geographic reach, it is unlikely that more than one applicant per state under each funding option (Capacity-Building and Sustainable Systems) will be funded.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309713

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