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Center of Excellence to Align Health and Social Care: Enhancing Community-Based Aging and Disability Organizations to Improve Access to Long-Term Services and Supports
Through this funding opportunity, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) plans to award a cooperative agreement with a single entity to serve as a national Center of Excellence (COE) to support the development and enhancement of aging and disability organizations funded by ACL to become community care hubs (CCHs). The successful recipient must demonstrate their capacity to work collaboratively across relevant stakeholders to provide technical assistance that improves access to long-term services and supports (LTSS) through CCHs as well as the ability to rapidly deploy and manage competitive subawards directly to an estimated 20 aging and disability organizations. The COE will ensure coordination and engagement with other relevant national partners such as USAging’s Aging and Disability Business Institute (ADBI), ADvancing States, Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), and the Partnership to Align Social Care. The COE will have the capacity and expertise to work with multiple types of health care partners to facilitate collaboration with CCHs. The COE will provide support and capacity building for CCHs by leading a National Learning Community (NLC) to bring together CCHs to take part in shared learning, information and resource sharing, and coordinated technical assistance. The COE will be required to participate in an evaluation designed by ACL and its contractor to assess the impact of CCHs on the delivery and coordination of services that address health-related social needs (HRSNs).
Deadline: June 26, 2023
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.
Applicants may request a total budget from $10.5 million to a maximum of $12.7 million for the three-year project period. Of the amount available for this program, the successful applicant shall be permitted to retain up to 20% for administrative and technical assistance purposes, with the remainder allocated to subawards. The budget and budget narrative should clearly delineate how funds intended for administrative and technical assistance purposes will be allocated. The organization selected will be funded for a 36-month project period, contingent upon the availability of federal funds. Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to quickly make subawards; engage in strong oversight of subawards; and work closely with ACL and applicable partners to facilitate technical assistance.