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Empowering Communities to Address Behavioral Health and Chronic Pain through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

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 Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 18, 2020
Application: Feb 2, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Shannon Skowronski

For grants management or budget questions:
Sean Lewis


This program provides funding for public and private nonprofit entities to address behavioral health and/or chronic pain among older adults and adults with disabilities through the implementation of appropriate evidence-based self-management education and self-management support programs. Proposals should consider projects that reach a new population, such as rural communities, veterans, individuals with mental illness, or individuals with substance abuse/misuse issues.

Program goals include:

  • Through robust partnerships, develop a result-based, comprehensive strategy for addressing behavioral health and/or chronic pain among older adults and adults with disabilities
  • Significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based self-management education and/or self-management support programs to empower them to better manage these chronic condition(s), while concurrently pursuing the sustainability of these programs beyond the end of the grant period

Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities including

  • State and local governments
  • Tribal governments and organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000
Award floor: $200,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000

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.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by December 18, 2020.

Applicant conference call recording:
Playback number: 800.568.5006

Tagged as
Aging and aging-related services · Behavioral health · Community and faith-based initiatives · Elderly population · Health conditions · Mental health · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Substance use and misuse · Sustainability of programs · Veterans

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