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New Grant Opportunities: Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services (INNU)

January 12, 2022

Application Deadline: March 10, 2022

ACL has released two INNU Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for cooperative agreements to establish or replicate innovative approaches to enhance the quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of nutrition programs and services within the aging services network.

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Replication


The purpose of this FOA is to replicate selected successful, completed INNU grants that have demonstrated positive senior nutrition program participant impacts. In addition to the requirements outlined in the FOA, four Replication Model Toolkits are available, which describe each project and provide resources for replication. Applicants select one project to replicate.

Time Period: 36-month program period        
Ceiling: $150,000 per budget year        
Required Match: 25%

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Research


This FOA includes two project approaches. Applicants select one project model to implement:

  • Project Model A: Demonstrate Congregate Meal Program Impact on Nutrition, Socialization, Health, and Well-being Outcomes.
  • Project Model B: Evaluate and Sustain Effective, Non-Traditional Senior Nutrition Program Delivery Models.

Proposals create partnerships between universities, tribal colleges and universities, or other research organizations in collaboration with aging services organizations to test innovative programs or practices for the senior nutrition program.

Time Period: 60-month project period    
Award Ceiling: $600,000 per year
Required Match: 25%

Questions about either funding opportunity should be directed to Ms. Judy Simon.

Last modified on 04/09/2024

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