Announcements

October 27, 2017
ACL awarded three grants totaling $1.35 million a year for five years to help develop and test model approaches for enhancing the quality, effectiveness, and monitoring of home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with developmental disabilities. The projects funded by the new grants began on October 1. 
October 26, 2017
Next Wednesday, ACL will close National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a with a panel discussion spotlighting employment achievements of professional baseball players with disabilities. When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. Where: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G Street NW in Washington, DC (near Metro Center). At this time, the event is in-person only. We are working on a livestreaming option, and will share those details if we are able to offer that option.  
October 23, 2017
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is conducting a three-part evaluation of its Title III-C Nutrition Services Program (NSP),
October 19, 2017
ACL recently awarded six grantees funding for innovative projects that will enhance the quality, effectiveness, and outcomes of nutrition services programs provided by the national aging services network. The grants total $742,872 for this year with a two-year project period. Through this grant program, ACL aims to identify innovative and promising practices that can be scaled across the country and to increase use of evidence-informed practices within the nutrition programs. The six organizations receiving grants and their projects are:
October 18, 2017
The Administration for Community Living recently awarded a new grant totaling $950,638 for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) to Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). This is a three-year continuation grant. NCEA, in partnership with key stakeholders, will build upon a strong foundation to engage professionals and empower communities to establish, strengthen, and support just and thriving societies working together to eliminate elder abuse.
October 18, 2017
ACL recently awarded Elder Justice Innovation Grants totaling nearly $2.2 million to five non-profit organizations to support the development and advancement of emerging practices to prevent and respond to the abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities. These two-year grants seek to improve the well-being of abuse survivors, study outcomes of Adult Protective Services (APS) interventions, and test promising practices related to APS work. A rigorous evaluation component is built into each of these new grants.   Responses to Reduce Harm:
October 17, 2017
Just in case you missed it, Next Avenue recently announced their 2017 Influencers in Aging.
October 17, 2017
Two competitive grants have been awarded by ACL's Independent Living Administration to TIRR Memorial Hermann Health System for the Independent Living Research Utilizati
October 16, 2017
The Administration for Community Living awarded 11 grants totaling $10,787,854 over a three-year period through the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative: Specialized Supportive Services (ADI-SSS) program, which builds and expands dementia capability in states and communities and fills gaps in services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers.

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