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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Hospitals, and Agencies to Implement Nutrition Programs for the Elderly

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Replication


GrantWatch ID# 201003
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Administration on Aging (AoA)
CFDA Number: 93.045
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-INNU-0008
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/14/22
LOI Date: 01/03/23
Deadline: 01/25/23 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit, faith-based, and community-based organizations, IHEs, hospitals, and state, local, and tribal agencies to implement nutrition programs for elderly populations. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support projects which replicate successful models developed by Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services grantees that have the potential that 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.

Projects proposed under this grant program 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. In addition, projects must target services to underserved older adults with 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.

This funding opportunity has two goals:

  • Goal 1: Successfully implement a Replication Model Toolkit of a selected Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services grant; and
  • Goal 2: Ensure the sustainability of the project in the community through the implementation of robust sustainability strategies. 

Applicants for this NOFO must propose to implement one of the four Innovations in Nutrition Services and Programs Replication Model Toolkit programs listed below and located at https://acl.gov/senior-nutrition/replication:

  • Replication Model Toolkit A: Maryland Department of Aging: AAA Malnutrition Pathways Toolkit
  • Replication Model Toolkit B: Iowa Department on Aging: Encore Cafe
  • Replication Model Toolkit C: Georgia State University: Senior Nutrition Program Evidence-Based Suicide Intervention Training

An application's at-risk target population may include older adults who formerly participated in the congregate nutrition program and other community-based programs, whose activity levels, access to healthy food, as well as opportunities to connect socially with others, grocery shop, obtain medical care, and exercise may have declined or changed significantly during COVID-19. These individuals, who previously were vigorous and independent, may have experienced declines in nutritional health, food security, physical capabilities, mental health and social connection.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Domestic public or private non-profit 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 are eligible to apply. Current or previous ACL Nutrition Innovation Programs and Services grantees are not excluded from this funding opportunity.

Ineligible
The following activities are not fundable:
- Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings
- Basic research (e.g. scientific or medical experiments)
- Continuation of existing projects without expansion or new and innovative approaches

For a full list of funding restrictions, see page 23 of the funding announcement in Attached Files below.

Pre-Proposal Conference
An informational conference call will be held Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST.

The dial-in information is: 888-603-9218
Passcode: 3396205

A recording will be available approximately one hour after the call concludes at the following
number: Toll Free Playback Number: 866-470-7046

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Letter Of Intent 01/03/2023
Due Date for Applications: 01/25/2023

Applications must be submitted electronically via https://www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m.Eastern Time.

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

Under this cooperative agreement, ACL/AoA will fund no more than 75% of the project’s total cost, which means the applicant must cover at least 25% of the project’s total cost with non-Federal resources. In other words, for every three (3) dollars received in Federal funding, the applicant must contribute at least one (1) dollar in non-Federal resources toward the project’s total cost. A common error applicants make is to match 25% of the Federal share, rather than 25% of the project’s total cost.

Please note, ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through Grants.gov in Workspace. The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a UEI and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, http://www.sam.gov/) and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342842

To download the FOA document, go to the Related Documents tab on the Grants.gov opportunity page above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$600,000

Number of Grants
6

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $50,000

Term of Contract
Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods.

The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 05/01/2023.

Contact Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Ms. Judy Simon
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
202.795.7381
judy.simon@acl.hhs.gov

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.


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