Announcements

May 22, 2017
  Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Get Involved Summer is almost here. While we prepare to enjoy the warm weather, it’s important to take precautions in case extreme heat strikes. By evaluating your needs, you can plan for any heat related situation. The following steps will prepare you to handle periods of extreme heat and the associated risks:
May 19, 2017
In case you missed it, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a three-year extension for state Medicaid programs to meet the Home- and Community-Based (HCBS) settings requirements for settings operating before March 17, 2017. States now have until March 17, 2022, to demonstrate compliance for the final rule. See the announcement from CMS.
May 18, 2017
Dear Colleagues, ACL is pleased to announce the release of Frequently Asked Questions on Independent Living Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities (Youth Services FAQ), which was developed in response to questions from grantees about the  provisions for transitions of youth  included in the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).
May 17, 2017
  The mission of a community-based organization is rooted in supporting people with disabilities and/or older adults to have vibrant and meaningful lives in their community. Part of fulfilling that mission is staying up to date on efforts to move toward greater integrated health care, primarily through Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). Learn more about the basics of what a MLTSS program is and how community-based organizations, states, and the health plans responsible for the management of the long-term services and supports can work together.
May 11, 2017
  ACL has opened a new funding opportunity to establish Centers for Independent Living in Guam, American Samoa, and Pennsylvania. The goal of this opportunity is to expand and improve the provision of independent living services in the targeted areas and to support statewide networks of these centers. There are currently no Centers for Independent Living (CILs) funded in Guam, American Samoa, and the three county area (Allegheny, Armstrong, and Westmoreland) surrounding Pittsburgh, PA.
May 10, 2017
  ACL is seeking public comment on the information collection requirements relating to consumer assessment surveys that are used by ACL to measure program performance for programs funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act. The deadline for public comments is this Friday, May 12. Comments can be submitted via e-mail to: Heather.Menne@acl.hhs.gov. Learn more about the survey.
May 9, 2017
  This webinar is a consultation with stakeholders to discuss the changes to Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) required by the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016. The Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 maintains the dual purposes of SCSEP in promoting community service and work-based training activities for unemployed low-income persons who are 55 and older with poor employment prospects, and reinforces alignment and coordination with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.
May 4, 2017
  The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SAR-TAC) is launching a new website at www.selfadvocacyinfo.org to help fulfill its mission to strengthen self-advocacy for people with disabilities by supporting self-advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership.
May 3, 2017
  Join the National Limb Loss Resource Center (funded by the Administration for Community Living and operated by the Amputee Coalition) for a webinar on May 17 at 1 pm Eastern on Sepsis and Limb Loss: Awareness and Prevention.
May 3, 2017
Editor's Note: videos and material for this meeting are now available. Save the Date: June 12, 2017 Elder Justice Coordinating Council Meeting The Elder Justice Coordinating Council (EJCC), chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, meets twice a year to discuss topics surrounding elder abuse.

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