Administration for Community Living -- Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Replication

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. Through this funding opportunity, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award approximately six cooperative agreements to domestic public or private non-profit entities for a 36 month project period, pending the availability of funding.

The OAA Title III-C Senior Nutrition Program (SNP) helps older Americans remain healthy and independent in their communities by providing meals and related services in a variety of community settings (including congregate facilities, such as senior centers) and via home delivery to older adults. ACL funds services in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 5 territories through a network of 622 area agencies on aging and more than 7,000 local nutrition service providers through Title III-C [1]. Services are provided to adults age 60 and older and spouses of any age in Title III-C programs. The OAA creates an option for programs to offer meals to limited, additional populations; further eligibility criteria are determined by states and local entities. [1] In addition to the Title III-C program in states and territories, the OAA funds nutrition services for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Native American Nutrition and Supportive Services, Title VI, provides grants to over 276 eligible tribal organizations to promote the delivery of Nutrition and Home and Community-Based Supportive Services to Native elders through Title VI [2] In Title VI programs, the tribal organization determines eligibility age.

The purposes of the Title III-C SNP are to: a) reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, b) promote socialization, and c) promote health and well-being by delaying the onset of adverse health conditions. This includes assisting individuals in gaining access to nutrition and other disease prevention and health promotion services that delay the onset of health conditions resulting from poor nutritional health or sedentary behavior. Services target older adults who are low-income, minority, rural, those with limited English proficiency and those at risk for institutionalization.

Purpose and Goals of this Announcement:This funding opportunity has two goals:

Goal 1: Successfully implement a Replication Model Toolkit of a selected Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services grant; and

Goal 2: Ensure the sustainability of the project in the community through the implementation of robust sustainability strategies.

Organizations may NOT submit more than one application. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: Jan. 25. 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Current or previous ACL Nutrition Innovation Programs and Services grantees are not excluded from this funding opportunity. Applicants must propose an approach that addresses the goals of this funding opportunity and proposes one of the three replicable programs allowed, per application. Organizations may NOT submit more than one application.

Amount Description

Award Ceiling: $150,000 Per Budget Period

Award Floor: $50,000 Per Budget Period

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 25, 2023