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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services

Deadline: May 28, 2019

The Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services program will support systematic testing and documentation of innovative and promising practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness, and proven outcomes of nutrition programs and services within the aging services network. Innovative and promising practice projects awarded through previous announcements have focused on at least one of the following areas:

  • Creating partnerships between universities and/or other research organizations in collaboration with aging network organizations to develop or test innovative evidence based programs or practices for senior nutrition
  • Modernizing the congregate and/or home delivered meal program infrastructure, delivery mechanisms, and/or marketing and outreach that can be used by the national aging network to ensure that states are able to maximize the return on their investment in nutrition programs and expanding the reach of target populations
  • Enhancing partnerships with health care partners (e.g., oral health, behavioral health, alternative health, and etc.) to further demonstrate the network’s value in solving local and national problems, and/or increasing business acumen opportunities
  • Advancing the use of technology within the aging and nutrition network

Successful awardees will be expected to focus on outcomes including, but not limited to, methods to improve collaboration with local health care entities, decrease health care costs for a specific population, and/or decrease the incidence of the need for institutionalization among older adults.

Amount: Approximately $1,750,000 is available to make seven awards of $250,000 each.

Eligibility: State governments; Native American tribal governments; Native American tribal organizations; private institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; county governments; city or township governments; independent school districts; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; special district governments; and public and state controlled institutions of higher education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate extensive knowledge and present a proven track record of expertise concerning the nature of nutrition for older individuals and the business of nutrition program administration within the aging network.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312013

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