U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative – Grants to States and Communities
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides funding to organizations who conduct research or provide services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities. Grants and cooperative agreements are the major vehicles through which ACL transfers its appropriated funds to organizations providing, supporting, or researching community living.
There are two basic types of ACL grants:
- Discretionary, or “competitive,” grants allow ACL to exercise discretion in selecting the projects to be funded and determining the amount of the award. Discretionary grants, once awarded, provide grantees with significant flexibility and control over how grant objectives are achieved (within the scope of the approved application). If the nature of the grant requires substantial ACL involvement, ACL will administer the grant as a cooperative agreement, which affords the agency a role in grant decision-making.
- Mandatory, or “formula,” grants are on-going programs, which require no application or competition. Eligibility and funding levels for mandatory grants are based on legislation which often uses a formula to determine the allocation of grant funds across eligible entities such as states.
Cooperative agreements under the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) are dedicated to the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service (HCBS) systems in States and Communities. There are two application options, one for States (Option A) and the other for Communities (Option B). No entity is eligible to apply for both State and Community options. The systems resulting from program activities under both program options will provide quality, person-centered services that help individuals remain independent and safe in their communities.
Amount: A total of $20,434,494 is available to make approximately 22 awards ranging from $400,000-$1,000,000.
Eligibility: Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Native American tribal governments; independent school districts; private institutions of higher education; county governments; state governments; special district governments; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; for profit organizations; small businesses; Native American tribal organizations; city or township governments; and public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
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