ACL's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program is announcing two new funding opportunities.
The purpose of the program is to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being, and health of persons with TBI across the lifespan, their families, and their caregivers. The goal is two-fold: to allow states to strengthen and group their capacity to support and maintain a system of services and supports that will help people with TBI; and learn from and call upon the expertise of states that have built and maintained a strong and sophisticated state TBI infrastructure.
TBI State Partnership Program Partner State Grants - These grants will provide funding to states for building and enhancing basic infrastructure of TBI supports and services. Applicants must agree to provide the required 2:1 state match; support a state TBI advisory council; provide at least one dedicated staff person at 50% FTE; create an annual TBI state plan; create and/or expand a state TBI registry; and work with one or more Mentor States to increase the applicant's capacity to provide access to comprehensive and coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families.
TBI State Partnership Program Mentor State Grants - These grants will provide funding to more established states to maintain and expand their infrastructure, and also to mentor Partner States and work together with other Mentor States and ACL to improve the national impact of the TBI program. Applicants must agree to provide the required 2:1 state match; support a state TBI advisory board; provide at least one full-time dedicated staff person; create an annual TBI state plan; create and/or expand their state TBI registry; work with one or more Partner States to increase their capacity to provide access to comprehensive and coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families; and work with other Mentor States and ACL to improve national coordination and collaboration around TBI services and supports
ACL encourages organizations that are interested and qualify to apply for both funding opportunity announcements; however, ACL will not make more than one award to a single applicant. Applicants that score in the fundable range on both reviews may choose which award they wish to receive.
Click the links above for more details on the funding opportunities and applications. The deadline for applying to both grant opportunities is April 16, 2018. at 11:59 pm ET.
Update from April 6, 2018:
- A Frequently Asked Questions document is now available about the TBI State Program Partner/Mentor State Funding Opportunities.