ACL has opened a new funding opportunity designed to improve how state units on aging, area agencies on aging, and local service providers deliver services to populations with the greatest economic and social need.
The funding opportunity — Strengthening Aging Services for Minority Populations Through Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Program Coordination — will include six awards in total ranging from approximately $100,000 to $210,000. These systems will expand the capability of the aging network to serve older people and their family caregivers of diverse backgrounds through the expertise and reach of national organizations.
Successful grantees will be expected to build on previous efforts underway at ACL and across the federal government to increase capacity to design and deliver training, assistance, and resources to improve equitable access, consistency, quality, and sustainability. Additionally, grantees will be expected to collaborate and build partnerships across the aging services network and diverse older adults and their family caregivers.
This funding opportunity has two options:
Option A will create five technical assistance and resource centers that support older adults and the service networks they turn to for help. Each of these resource centers will focus on the needs of older adult and family caregivers in one of the populations below:
- African American
- Asian American and Pacific Islander
- Native American
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)
Option B will create a single technical assistance and coordinating center, which will work with all five of the resource centers described above. The goal of the TA coordinating center will be to align the efforts of each individual resource center while promoting collaboration and opportunities to advance learning across the grantee cohort.
Due date for applications: Monday, June 26, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
Informational Conference Call: Thursday, May 4, 2023, 4:00 PM ET
- Call-in number: 800-619-7592
- Passcode: 7423984
A recording and transcript will be made available after the call has concluded.