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

Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program is designed for applicants to propose how they will develop capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based falls prevention programs. Applicants may apply under one of two funding options:

  1. Capacity-building grants:

Goal 1: Develop capacity in areas with no or limited evidence-based program infrastructure to introduce and deliver evidence-based falls prevention programs within underserved geographic areas and/or populations. Underserved areas/populations include older adults that have experienced health disparities, including from minority and rural populations. These populations may have a high risk for multiple health problems (including mental illness), lack access to transportation, face a shortage of readily available health care providers, have mobility impairments, and encounter other significant hardships (financial, educational, and housing). Applicants must propose one or more evidence-based falls prevention programs from the list of pre-approved interventions in Appendix A in the solicitation.

Goal 2: Develop sustainability strategies to support the proposed programs during and beyond the grant period. Sustainability strategies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Business plans with clear strategies, contracts, and/or other means to secure and expand sustainable financing
  • Strategic partnerships with organizations that have the capacity to embed programs into their routine operations, particularly those organizations with access to multiple delivery systems/implementation sites
  • A delivery infrastructure/capacity to increase access to evidence-based falls prevention program(s)
  • Coordinated public awareness, education, marketing, and recruitment processes
  • Fidelity monitoring and other ongoing quality assurance efforts

2. Sustainable systems grants:

Goal 1: Significantly increase the number of older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risks. Applicants must propose one or more evidence-based falls prevention programs from the list of pre-approved interventions in Appendix A of the solicitation.

Goal 2: Implement innovative funding arrangements, including contracts and collaborations with one or more sustainability partners, to support evidence-based falls prevention program(s) both during and beyond the grant period. Additionally, embed the program(s) into an integrated, sustainable evidence-based prevention program network via centralized, coordinated processes. See Appendix B of the solicitation for the definition of an integrated, sustainable evidence-based prevention program network.

Amount: A total of $4,014,127 is available to make up to 10 awards that range from $50,000-$600,000. To help ensure a wider geographic reach, it is unlikely that more than one applicant per state will be funded. Funding amounts per funding option are as follows:

  • Capacity Building Grants: Approximately four grants of $50,000-150,000 will be awarded
  • Sustainable Systems Grants: Approximately six grants of $400,000-$600,000 will be awarded

Eligibility: Domestic public or private nonprofit entities, state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299735

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