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Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.047
Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 13, 2022
Application: Jun 21, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Cecelia Aldridge

For grants management or budget questions:
Richard Adrien


The Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) will provide funding to operate a national center that addresses the need for culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Native American/Alaska Native communities.

Proposed activities should address at least one of the needs listed below:

  • Identify, develop and disseminate information and strategies on effective collaborations between tribal and non-tribal entities to address suspected cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Assist tribes in the development of tribal codes that protect seniors, building on existing work to develop model codes and an implementation toolkit, and maintaining examples of tribal codes to share with those creating or updating their own codes
  • Identify and develop tribally produced elder abuse prevention resources, and other informational materials for professionals and tribal members on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation that are culturally appropriate to tribal perceptions of abuse and tribal values
  • Develop training and technical assistance materials about elder abuse, such as: basic information about elder abuse, how to identify abuse, developing effective multi-disciplinary teams, and developing and/or promoting effective tribal prevention, intervention, and response activities, including those that involve effective cross-jurisdictional partnerships
  • Provide technical assistance and training on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and outreach to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse, as well as the NAEJI, and through conference presentations, materials, development, PSAs, newsletters, articles, and other source material
  • Develop expertise in native elder abuse prevention through the development of webinars and training materials for healthcare providers, social services, long-term care and caregivers, law enforcement, tribal courts, and tribal leaders specific to elder abuse
  • Explore with tribes the needs and challenges surrounding data collection on elder abuse issues
  • Expand training to include a focus for senior companions, community health representatives, home healthcare workers, and others who regularly visit elders in the their homes to enhance their knowledge and awareness of elder abuse

Eligible applicants include:

  • State, county, city, township, and special district governments
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Award floor: $250,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Awardees must cover at least 25% of the project's total cost with non-federal resources.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to email a letter of intent to by May 13, 2022.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Elderly population

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