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Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.734
Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 19, 2018
Application: Jan 29, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Kristie Kulinski

For grants management or budget questions:
Sean Lewis


This program provides funding to develop capacity for, bring to scale, and sustain evidence-based self-management education programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions.

Projects will fall under one of two categories.

Capacity building grants: Develop capacity in areas with no or limited evidence-based program infrastructure to introduce, deliver, and expand the reach of evidence-based chronic disease-self-management education and self-management support programs within underserved geographic areas and/or populations

Sustainable systems grants: Develop integrated, sustainable systems for delivering evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs.

Priority is given to special target populations and organizations, such as rural communities, veterans, individuals with mental illness, and individuals with substance misuse issues.


Eligible applicants are domestic public or private nonprofit entities including:

  • State, county, city, township, and special district governments
  • Tribal governments and organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations that have 501(c)(3) status
  • Public and Indian housing authorities
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Independent school districts
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

For Capacity Building Grants:
Award ceiling: $150,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 4

For Sustainable Systems Grants:
Award ceiling: $900,000
Award floor: $500,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 6

Application process

Links to the application and full announcement are available through Application instructions may be downloaded from the Related Documents tab.

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent by email to Kristie Kulinski by December 19, 2018.

Applicant conference call recording:
Playback number: 800.925.4647

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Health conditions · Mental health · People with disabilities · Substance abuse · Veterans

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