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Community Supports for Rural Aging in Place and Independent Living – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 13, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announcing the establishment of the National Advisory Committee on Individuals with Disabilities and Disasters (NACIDD). The Advisory Committee will advise and consult with the Secretary of HHS regarding the medical, public health, and accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities related to preparation for, response to, and recovery from all-hazards emergencies. The Office of the Secretary of HHS is accepting applications from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the NACIDD. Applications are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
May 13, 2021 - Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announcing the establishment of the National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters (NACSD). NACSD will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS to support and enhance all-hazards public health and medical preparedness, response activities, and recovery aimed at meeting the unique needs of older adults. The Office of the Secretary of HHS is accepting applications from qualified individuals who wish to be considered for membership on the NACSD. Applications are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 23, 2021 - 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 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
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
Apr 1, 2021 - Notice from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) requesting comments on proposed revisions to information collection related to the consumer assessment surveys that are used by ACL to measure program performance for programs funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act, including the addition of a new rotating module to the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants. ACL is proposing a module on COVID-19 to measure the effect the pandemic has had on older adults' access to and use of Older Americans Act programs and services. Comments are due by May 3, 2021.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 5/13/2021