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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Elder Justice Innovation Grants

Deadline: August 14, 2017

The Elder Justice Innovation Grants program is intended to support foundational work to create credible benchmarks for adult maltreatment prevention, and for program development and evaluation. The Elder Justice Innovation Grants program supports the development and advancement of knowledge and approaches about new and emerging issues related to elder justice. Funded projects will contribute to the improvement of the field of adult maltreatment prevention and intervention at large by undertaking initiatives such as developing programs, interventions, materials, etc., or by establishing and/or contributing to the evidence-base of knowledge.

Applications will be accepted to explore:

  • Option 1 – Responses to Reduce Harm: Individual-level and system-level responses to reduce harm for those who have experienced maltreatment, particularly those responses that incorporate trauma-informed approaches for serving older adults and adults with disabilities, and that build resiliency
  • Option 2 – Adult Maltreatment Outcomes Analysis: How analysis of large data sets can provide insight into individuals’ experiences of maltreatment and their involvement with Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Option 3 – APS Administration Promising Practices: Building the evidence on promising practices in the administration of APS

Amount: A total of $1,850,000 is available to award five cooperative agreements that range from $350,000-$500,000 per budget period. The project period is for 24 months with two 12-month budget periods. The applicant must cover at least 25% of the project’s total cost with non-federal resources.

Eligibility: Domestic public or private nonprofit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294104

Note: A letter of intent is due by July 9, 2017. The letter of intent is requested, but not required.

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