National Center on Elder Abuse Resource Center

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Title
National Center on Elder Abuse Resource Center
Opportunity ID
330259
Center
AOA
Primary CFDA Number
93.048
Funding Opportunity Number
HHS-2021-ACL-AOA-ABRC-0036
Funding Instrument Type
Cooperative Agreement
Expected Number of Awards Synopsis
1
Length of Project Periods
36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods
Project Period Expected Duration in Months
36
Eligibility Category
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education,Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.
Estimated Award Date
Funding Opportunity Description

1. Background
The first iteration of the NCEA was created in 1988 as a demonstration project for an information clearinghouse on abuse, neglect, and exploitation, with the goals of identifying promising practices in elder maltreatment prevention and treatment, serving as a repository of research, and conducting demonstration projects to promote effective and coordinated responses to elder maltreatment. Along with the establishment of the OAA Title VII Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Program in 1992, amendments were also made to Title II of the OAA to permanently establish and maintain the NCEA.

Since 1992, the NCEA has served as a national resource center dedicated to addressing elder maltreatment. The NCEA is operated as a grant program and provides relevant information and materials, and supports efforts to enhance state and local efforts to prevent and address elder maltreatment. NCEA disseminates information to professionals and the public, and it provides technical assistance to states and to community-based organizations. The NCEA makes available resources; provides consultation, education, and training; identifies and provides information about promising practices and interventions; answers inquiries and requests for information; and operates a listserv forum for professionals.

The NCEA has become a valued resource to many professionals working with elders who have experienced maltreatment, including but not limited to Adult Protective Services (APS); national, state, and local aging networks; law enforcement; health care professionals; domestic violence networks; Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) coalitions, community-based multi-disciplinary teams and others.

2. Project Overview
ACL envisions the NCEA as a comprehensive resource center that is an authoritative source of accurate information, and a key stakeholder in providing insight on developments and issues in the field of elder maltreatment. In order to carry out its mission as a national clearinghouse of information on elder maltreatment with over a 25-year history, ACL expects that the NCEA will be responsive to the changing needs and priorities in the field of elder maltreatment. Inherent in such flexibility is the ability to capitalize on and leverage new research findings, new initiatives, and new opportunities. As a leader in the field, the NCEA should strive to strengthen existing, and seek out new, collaborations and partnerships with other entities to better address the multidimensional issues of elder maltreatment.

3. Funding Opportunity Description
Under this funding opportunity, the NCEA will continue to serve as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder maltreatment and to carry out its mission:
National, state, and local partners in the field will be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

To achieve this mission, Section 202(d) of the OAA establishes the following goals for the NCEA:

Annually compile, publish, and disseminate a summary of recently conducted research on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
Develop and maintain an information clearinghouse on all programs (including private programs) showing promise of success, for the prevention, identification, and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
Compile, publish, and disseminate training materials for personnel who are engaged or intend to engage in the prevention, identification, and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
Provide technical assistance to State agencies and to other public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations to assist the agencies and organizations in planning, improving, developing, and carrying out programs and activities relating to the special problems of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and
Conduct research and demonstration projects regarding the causes, prevention, identification, and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Consistent with the statutory requirements above, ACL has identified the following five (5) objectives for NCEA. At a minimum, applicants must identify how they propose to meet/carry-out the objectives outlined below for the NCEA. Applicants may propose additional objectives that build upon or expand those established by ACL.

Serve as a national authority and leader on elder maltreatment. ACL interprets this to include, but is not limited to:

Communication with the field:

Develop and deploy a communications strategy to inform on a regular basis, professionals, policymakers, and the public of key events and emerging, state-of-the art developments, information, and opportunities;
Engage in cutting edge activities to raise awareness of elder maltreatment among professionals and the public, including, but not limited to, developing, updating, and disseminating materials and/or programs related to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention;
Maintain and regularly update the content of the www.ncea.acl.gov website;

Leadership:

Work with other entities, both private and public, to create national collaborations for the purpose of identifying trends in the field, responding to needs of the field, leveraging resources, and improving responses to elder abuse victims and the professional community that serves them.

Annually compile, publish, and disseminate a summary of recently conducted research on elder maltreatment. ACL interprets this to include, but is not limited to:

Working with other national elder justice programs to coordinate and curate relevant research in an effort to reduce redundancy of effort and to streamline access to this information by professionals in the field;
Updating NCEA website content with new and key research on elder abuse topics findings, as appropriate;
Disseminating research findings and information in ways that translate relevant research into practice for professionals.

Develop and maintain a repository of information and resources on all programs (including private programs) showing promise of success for the prevention, identification, and treatment of elder maltreatment. ACL interprets this to include, but is not limited to:

Working with other national elder abuse programs to coordinate and curate relevant promising practices/policies in an effort to reduce redundancy of effort and to streamline access to this information by professionals in the field;
ACL will host the NCEA website. The NCEA grantee will be responsible for maintaining and updating all website content, pending ACL review and approval.
Identifying best practices/policies in the field and disseminating this information to the field (e.g., via newsletters, briefs, webinars)

Compile, publish, and disseminate training materials for personnel who are engaged or intend to engage in the prevention, identification, and treatment of elder maltreatment. ACL interprets this to include, but is not limited to:

Working with other national elder abuse programs to coordinate and curate relevant curricula in order to reduce redundancy and streamline access to this information by professionals in the field;
Providing training through various modalities to professionals in the field on topics related to elder abuse and neglect;
Updating the NCEA website content with new and key findings related to training materials, as appropriate;
Providing instructional Reframing training to federal and non-federal entities;
Identifying and disseminating training materials to the field.

Provide technical assistance to State agencies and to other public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations to assist the agencies and organizations in planning, improving, developing, and carrying out programs and activities relating to the special problems of elder maltreatment. ACL interprets this to include, but is not limited to:

Creating criteria for a systematic and thoughtful approach to responding to technical assistance requests;
Providing technical assistance to professionals, policy makers, elders who are experiencing or have survived maltreatment, their family members, and other members of the public;
Working with other national elder abuse programs to coordinate provision of technical assistance in order to reduce redundancy and streamline access to this information by members of the public and professionals in the field;

Providing technical assistance to those who are conducting research and demonstration projects regarding the causes, prevention, identification, and treatment of elder maltreatment pursuant to OAA Section 202(d)(2)(e);
Updating NCEA website content with “Frequently Asked Questions” and other ways of disseminating technical assistance to the field and the general public, as appropriate.

It is expected that to fully achieve its mission and goals, applicants’ chosen approaches will reflect ACL’s commitment to advancing equity, racial justice, and equal opportunity, including ensuring that people from underrepresented and underserved communities are at the table to inform the work in the execution of grant activities.

For all five (5) of the objectives above, plus any additional objectives identified by the applicant, applications must:

Identify a sample of the agencies/organizations they believe are important targets for each of the objectives/activities;
Describe the criteria, methods, and frequency they would use to carry out all of the proposed activities and processes under each objective;
Describe how the selected approach/es will reflect ACL’s commitment to advancing equity, racial justice, and equal opportunity, including ensuring that people from underrepresented and underserved communities are at the table to inform the work in the execution of grant activities;
Describe how they will integrate into annual work plans activities identified via collaborations;
Describe how the applicant will integrate into annual work plans new information, research, and practice to remain relevant, current, and state of the art; including how proposed approaches will incorporate the latest technology and tools to generate and disseminate knowledge; and
Describe the methods to be employed to measure and ensure quality and relevance of activities undertaken to meet the project’s objectives.

NCEA Website
ACL will host the NCEA website. The NCEA grantee will be responsible for maintaining and updating all website content, pending ACL review and approval. All grantee materials and content created for public dissemination must be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, codified at section 29 USC 794d. HHS provides a number of free accessibility checklists to aid in the creation of compliant products.

Rights in Data
As established by HHS Grants Policy Statement[i], “[i]n all cases, whether HHS funded all or part of the project or program resulting in the data, the Federal government must be given a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license for the Federal government to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the material and to authorize others to do so for Federal purposes, e.g., to make it available in government-sponsored databases for use by other researchers…. Data developed by a subrecipient also are subject to this policy”[ii]. Any product developed under this grant may be copyrighted without ACL prior approval. However, the grantee may not in any way infringe upon the royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license of the Federal government. As such and within these parameters, ACL expects to assess all materials developed under this cooperative agreement for their appropriateness to post on the NCEA website for the use and benefit of the general public. ACL also retains the right to grant permission for others to use, distribute, and cite materials developed under this grant.

[i] The HHS Grants Policy Statement is available online from the HHS home page. Retrieved February 27, 2017 from: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/grants/grants/policies-regulati…
[ii] HHS Grants Policy Statement, Part II, “Rights in Data”, page II-69. Retrieved Retrieved February 27, 2017 from: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/grants/grants/policies-regulati…

Award Ceiling
1000000
Award Floor
900000
Due Date for Applications

Last modified on 04/01/2021


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