ACL Announces 2019 CDSME and Falls Prevention Grantee Cohorts

May 14, 2019

ACL is pleased to announce the 2019 cohorts of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Falls Prevention grantees. The project period for these grants is May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2022.

The new CDSME grantees will reach an estimated 20,000 participants through evidence-based CDSME and self-management support programs. The cooperative agreements are intended to increase the number of CDSME program participants, while concurrently enhancing the sustainability of these proven programs in the aging and disability network.

The new Falls Prevention grantees will reach approximately 30,000 older adults with evidence-based programs to reduce the risk of falling and safeguard their independence. Grantees are tasked with delivering these programs while also increasing their sustainability beyond the life of the grant.

CDSME Grant Recipients ($6.4 million combined funding)

  • Community Council of Greater Dallas (Texas)
  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs
  • Idaho Commission on Aging
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Pennsylvania)
  • Metropolitan Community Health Services, Inc. (North Carolina)
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
  • New York State Office for the Aging
  • Rush University Medical Center (Illinois)
  • South Dakota State University Extension
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • Washington Department of Social and Health Services

Falls Prevention Grant Recipients ($4 million combined funding)

  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs
  • Age Options (Illinois)
  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (Massachusetts)
  • MAC, Inc. (Maryland)
  • Healthy Living for ME (Maine)
  • Winston-Salem State University (North Carolina)
  • New York City Department for the Aging
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • South Dakota State University Extension
  • United Way of Tarrant County (Texas)


David Cowan - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 20:28


ACL Staff - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:05

In reply to by Anonymous

Hi David,

Each federal grant is described in a Funding Opportunity (sometimes called an FOA). That document is posted on and contains detailed information about the kinds of organizations that can apply, along with other guidelines and information for applicants. There is also an email address to contact in case you have a question that isn't covered by the announcement. We appreciate your interest!

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