ACL’s Office of Network Advancement (ONA) is announcing 12 new awards for the 2021 No Wrong Door Community Infrastructure Grants: Scaling Network Lead Entities funding opportunity. The project period is September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2023 and awards a total of $3,484,852. This funding will support Network Lead Entities (NLEs) that are part of ACL’s aging and disability network and are performing access functions as part of a broader No Wrong Door System.
A growing body of literature shows that community-based organizations (CBOs) are more likely to successfully expand their missions to support the diverse needs of individuals and families in the community if they belong to integrated networks with diverse partners. The Network Lead Entity, which serves as the hub for coordinating the services of the wider network, provides a unified and consistent approach to program delivery across a geographic area. It can also provide administrative oversight and take the lead in governance responsibilities.
The intent of these awards is to provide funding directly to the 12 CBOs to: (1) Establish or enhance a statewide or regional Community Integrated Health Network (CIHN), led by a Network Lead Entity (NLE); (2) Enhance NLE capacity in one or more of the following domains: leadership, finance, business development, network development and support, and network administration; and (3) Increase attention to health equity by addressing both equitable access to social determinants of health-related services through a culturally competent and coordinated statewide access system by leveraging a state’s existing NWD System; and (4) Align health care and social services through the enhancement and expansion of NLEs/CIHNs to increase SDOH service availability and delivery.
- Partners in Care Foundation (California)
- Northeast Florida Area Agency on Aging (ElderSource) (Florida)
- Beacon Community Connections, Inc. (Louisiana)
- Massachusetts Association of Home Care Programs (Massachusetts)
- MAC Incorporated (Maryland)
- Central Maine Area Agency on Aging (Maine)
- Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (Michigan)
- Innovations for Aging (Minnesota)
- Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative (New York)
- Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (Pennsylvania)
- Texas Healthy at Home (Texas)
- Bay Aging (Virginia)
Contact Lauren Solkowski with questions.