Administration for Community Living -- National Ombudsman Resource Center

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) will hold a competition for a cooperative agreement to operate the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center. The award is a cooperative agreement because ACL will be involved substantially in the project. The cooperative agreement will provide for training, technical assistance and support to the States' Offices of Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, in every State, Territory, and the District of Columbia. The accompanying set of materials includes a description of the priority areas and all the instructions necessary to prepare and submit a grant proposal to compete for the award.

The objective of the National Ombudsman Resource Center is to support credible and effective Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs through the provision of technical assistance and training to state Ombudsmen and designated representatives of the Office (both paid and volunteer) and to state agencies on aging. The overall Center goals for the new grant cycle will be to: (1) enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of State Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Programs to enable them to effectively respond to residents’ complaints and represent their interests on both an individual and systemic level; and (2) strengthen this Older Americans Act core program by highlighting innovative, effective approaches for providing LTC Ombudsman program services to long-term care facility residents, regardless of age

Deadline: May 8, 2020

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.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

May 8, 2020