Centers for Independent Living Competition

Grant ID
Grant Category
Opportunity ID: 300708
Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-AOD-IL-0288
Opportunity Title: Centers for Independent Living Competition
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.432
Eligible Applicants: 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 American Samoa and Guam.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Feb 15, 2018
Last Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Feb 20, 2018
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $154,046
Award Floor: $95,096
Estimated Total Program Funding: $249,142
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Description: The objectives of this new funding opportunity is to provide financial assistance to the territories of American Samoa and Guam to provide, expand and improve the provision of independent living services in each respective territory.Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities. CILs are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, non-residential, private nonprofit agencies. Required core services include:•Information and referrals; •Independent living skills training; •Peer counseling;•Individual and systems advocacy; and •Services that facilitate from nursing homes and other institutions to the community, assistance to individuals at risk of entering institutions, and transition of youth to postsecondary life. The problem that will be addressed is that there is currently no center for independent living (CIL) funded in American Samoa or Guam. 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. Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate that they can comply with standards and assurance as outlined in section 725 of Subchapter C of title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and service areas are consistent with the design included in the State Plan for establishing a network of centers.
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