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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 Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 17, 2021
Application: Jan 25, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Lesha Spencer-Brown

For grants management or budget questions:
Sean Lewis


This program provides funding to help communities develop or expand capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and support programs for older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved geographic areas and/or populations. 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:

  • Develop or expand capacity to significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved areas/populations, who participate in evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs to empower them to better manage their chronic conditions
  • Enhance the sustainability of evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs through the implementation of robust sustainability strategies

Eligible applicants are domestic public or private nonprofit entities including:

  • State, county, city, township, and special district governments
  • Tribal governments
  • Public, state controlled, and private institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status
  • Independent school districts
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $700,000
Award floor: $600,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 9
Estimated total program funding: $6,000,000

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 Lesha Spencer-Brown by December 17, 2021.

Applicant conference call
Playback number: 866.487.7599

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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