Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
This funding opportunity is to establish Centers for Independent Living (CIL) in Guam, American Samoa, and Pennsylvania. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Mar 17, 2017
Last Updated Date:
Mar 17, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
Apr 23, 2017
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
The objectives of this new funding opportunity is to provide financial assistance to the territories of Guam, American Samoa and to the state of Pennsylvania to provide, expand and improve the provision of independent living services in each respective territory and state and to support statewide networks of centers for independent living. The problem that will be addressed is that there is currently no center for independent living (CIL) funded in Guam, American Samoa and a three county area (Allegheny, Armstrong and Westmoreland) around Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. The target population is individuals with disabilities. The CIL shall use the funds to provide services to individuals with a range of significant disabilities. The CIL shall (1) facilitate the development and achievement of independent living goals; (2) work to increase the availability and improve the quality of community options for independent living; (3) provide independent living services; (4) conduct activities to increase the capacity of communities within the service area of the CIL to meet the needs of individuals with significant disabilities; and (5) conduct resource development activities to obtain other funding. CILs are expected to adhere to the Standards and Assurances as set forth in the Rehabilitation Act Chapter I Section 725. CILs are evaluated based on information provided in annual reports, quarterly and annual fiscal reports, and ongoing communication between the CIL and program staff.