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News by Topic: Aging and aging-related services

May 11, 2022 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the intent to award a single-source supplement to the current cooperative agreement held by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for the National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment (NCBOE). This supplemental funding will support NCBOE's outreach and education efforts targeting older adults with the greatest economic need by expanding the work of the Benefits Enrollment Centers, making enhancements to the benefits eligibility and screening tool, and expanding the capacity of the benefits call center.
Source: Federal Register
May 6, 2022 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking comment on recommended changes to Code of Federal Regulation's section on Grants to State and Community Programs on Aging, Grants to Indian Tribes for Support and Nutrition Services, Grants for Supportive and Nutritional Services to Older Hawaiian Natives, and Allotments for Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities. ACL specifically is interested in information on challenges faced by older adults, elders, and family caregivers in receiving services under the Older Americans Act, and challenges in delivering services under the Act. Comments are due by June 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 18, 2022 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for cooperative agreements for Addressing Dementia in Indian Country. The purpose of this program is to support the development of comprehensive and sustainable dementia care and services models in Tribal and Urban Indian communities that are responsive to the needs of persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Applications are due by July 18, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 31, 2022 - Notice from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeking comments on a proposed rotating module on Emergency Preparedness to be added to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants, which is used by ACL to measure program performance for programs funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The data collected from this module will help states and Area Agencies on Aging to structure their programs and services to better prepare OAA clients for emergencies, provide secondary data for analysis of the level of preparedness among OAA clients in the event of disasters, and identify gaps in emergency preparedness at the national level that may disproportionately affect the most vulnerable OAA clients. Comments are due by May 2, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 31, 2022 - Announces $110 million in funding to support home and community-based services (HCBS), which helps seniors and people with disabilities transition from institutions to their homes and communities. Describes the program's aims to partner with agencies and community-based organizations and tribal governments, as well as expanded recruitment and quality improvement efforts.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services