October 21, 2021
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new "one-stop shop" on Medicaid.gov to make it easy to access information about states' plans to enhance, expand, and strengthen home and community-based services using new Medicaid funding made available by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). 
October 20, 2021
Webinar: Assistive Technology (AT) and Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 3:00 PM ET Webinar Registration
October 19, 2021
ACL released a report on the fifth year of data collected by the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS).
October 19, 2021
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has funded 81 new grants and contract awards in fiscal year 2021, ranging from six-months long Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects building new technology to five-year centers conducting research
October 18, 2021
You probably know that the CDC is recommending COVID-19 vaccine boosters for many older adults and people with disabilities, but the recent guidance includes an important provision – and an opportunity – that you might have missed. This ACL Policy Round Up recaps the highlights of that guidance and:
October 18, 2021
Improving Brain Injury Systems: Stories from a NCAPPS Learning Collaborative October 21, 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
October 17, 2021
The New York Daily News (10/17, Tracy) reports deaths among patients with Alzheimer’s “spiked during the COVID pandemic, leaving caregivers of the vulnerable population on edge, officials said.” In the US, “there were 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in 2020 when compared to the average number of deaths over the last five years – a 16% increase, a recent report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.” Meanwhile,
October 15, 2021
ACL is pleased to announce the recently awarded cooperative agreement to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to operate the new Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center. The first year of this three-year project has an award of $250,000.  
October 14, 2021
The Blazing New Trails for Community-Based Direct Support Professionals prize challenge was launched by ACL to seek innovative solutions that would strengthen the direct support professional (DSP) workforce and increase the overall stability of home-and community-based services (HCBS) for individuals with intellectual and developmental di

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