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News by Topic: People with disabilities

Apr 9, 2021 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the availability of $4 million for grants to agencies designated as Protection and Advocacy Systems according to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. This funding is for critical services to help communities combat COVID-19 and increase vaccine access for people with disabilities. Includes information on the projected award amounts to each state and territory. Applications are due by April 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 9, 2021 - The Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces the availability of $5 million for grants to Title VII, Part C disability networks to provide critical services to help communities combat COVID-19 and increase vaccine access for people with disabilities. Applications are due by April 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 8, 2021 - The Administration on Community Living plans to make $26,000,000 available in supplemental funding for current Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)/No Wrong Door (NWD) COVID-19 CARES Act grantees. This funding will be used to provide assistance with scheduling vaccine appointments, transportation to vaccine sites, direct support services needed to attend vaccine appointments, connection to in-home vaccination options, and education about the importance of receiving the vaccine to older adults and people with disabilities. Applications are due by April 9, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 29, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced they will provide nearly $100 million to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among older adults and people with disabilities through a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Identifies barriers to vaccination among these populations and describes how the grants will help to address them.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 25, 2021 - Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) seeking comments on the reinstatement of an information collection, with change, regarding the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). FNS will use this information collection to obtain account and record information from State and service institutions necessary to effectively manage the CACFP and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Comments are due by May 24, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 19, 2021 - The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announces the availability of awards up to $1 million for Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) serving rural and urban low-income populations in order to build their financial capacity to lend to eligible markets, as well as technical assistance grants up to $125,000 to build their service capacity or create a CDFI serving rural and urban low-income populations. Includes information on funding amounts allocated for small and/or emerging CDFIs, persistent poverty counties, disability funds, and the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. Applications for financial and technical assistance are due May 3, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 19, 2021 - The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announces the availability of awards up to $1 million for Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) serving Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian populations or Native American areas to build their financial capacity to lend to eligible markets, as well as technical assistance grants up to $150,000 to create a CDFI serving Native Communities or to build their capacity to serve those markets. Includes information on funding amounts allocated for persistent poverty counties, disability funds, and the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. Applications for financial assistance or technical assistance are due May 3, 2021. The deadline to contact NACA program staff is April 29, 2021; and the deadline to contact the Awards Management Information System-IT (AMIS-IT) help desk is May 3, 2021.
Source: Federal Register