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

The Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services program seeks to support research and documentation of innovative and promising practices, including those that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, that have the potential to enhance the quality, effectiveness, and proven outcomes of nutrition services programs within the aging services network. The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides funding to states and tribal organizations to support a broad array of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities and assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones for as long as possible.

Proposed research projects must have the potential for broad implementation throughout the aging services network, and have demonstrated value (i.e., improvements in participant well-being, cost savings, etc.). Research innovations must target services to underserved older adults with the greatest social and economic need, and individuals at risk for institutional placement, to permit such individuals to remain in home and community-based settings thereby avoiding the need for more costly medical interventions.

Amount: $1,500,000 is expected to be available to make five awards of $300,000 each.

Eligibility: State, county, city or township, or special district governments; tribal governments; tribal organizations; institutions of higher education; independent school districts; nonprofits; and public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

Forecast Deadline: Anticipated release: March 29, 2021; Deadline: TBD.

Resource Information
Funder U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Eligibility Institutes of Higher Education, Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government, Tribal Organization
Resource URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330122
Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Nutrition, Older Adults
Grant Amount $300,000