Special Programs for the Aging, Title VII, Chapter 3, Programs for Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

To support activities to develop, strengthen, and carry out programs for the prevention, detection, assessment, and treatment of, intervention in, investigation of, and response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (including financial exploitation), including: (1) providing for public education
and outreach to identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; (2) providing for public education and outreach to promote financial literacy and prevent identity theft and financial exploitation of older individuals; (3) ensuring the coordination of services provided by area agencies on aging with services instituted under the State adult protection service program, State and local law enforcement systems, and courts of competent jurisdiction; (4) promoting the development of information and data systems, including elder abuse reporting systems, to quantify the extent of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the State; (5) conducting analysis of State information concerning elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and identifying unmet service, enforcement, or intervention needs; (6) conducting training for individuals, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in relevant fields on the identification, prevention, and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, with particular focus on prevention and enhancement of self determination and autonomy; (7) providing technical assistance to programs that provide or have the potential to provide services for victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and for family members of the victims; (8) conducting special and on going training for individuals involved in serving victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, on the topics of self determination, individual rights, State and Federal requirements concerning confidentiality, and other topics determined by a State agency to be appropriate; (9) promoting the development of an elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation system; (10) examining various types of shelters serving older individuals (in this paragraph referred to as safe havens), and testing various safe haven models for establishing safe havens (at home or elsewhere), that recognize autonomy and self-determination, and fully protect the due process rights of older individuals; and (11) supporting multidisciplinary elder justice activities.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog.).
Website Address

http://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Arkansas Department Of Human Services $ 48,157   2020-10-012022-09-30
Health And Social Services, Alaska Department Of $ 23,660   2020-10-012022-09-30
Pa Department Of Aging $ 242,944   2020-10-012022-09-30
Human Services, Georgia Department Of $ 103,321   2020-10-012022-09-30
Public Health And Human Services, Montana Department Of $ 23,660   2020-10-012022-09-30
Kansas Department For Aging And Disability Services $ 45,843   2020-10-012022-09-30
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 23,660   2020-10-012022-09-30
Human Services, South Dakota Department Of $ 23,660   2020-10-012022-09-30
Aging And Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Department For $ 102,820   2020-10-012022-09-30
Senior Services West Virginia Bureau $ 36,736   2020-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are awarded to State Agencies on Aging to develop and enhance comprehensive and coordinated programs for the prevention and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, consistent with relevant State law and coordinated with State adult protective service activities.

A State plan covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual revisions as necessary, must be submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary on Aging.

Funds are used to develop, strengthen, and carry out activities for prevention and treatment of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All States and U.S.

Territories which have State Agencies on Aging designated by the governors.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals 60 years of age and older, targeting those older individuals with the greatest social needs and those with the greatest economic needs.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR Part 75. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Consult the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog).

Award Procedures

The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging after review and evaluation of submitted state plans.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Older Americans Act, Title 7, Section 721.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. States are entitled to these grants by statute. However, the grants can be terminated by the Assistant Secretary for Aging if the required State Plan is not approved, or if the required intrastate funding formula is not approved.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 1321 and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.

Renewals

From 60 to 90 days. Applications are submitted for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year period and are revised as necessary.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

One year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are required.

Submitted through the payment management system.

No progress reports are required.

SF-425.

Through the appropriate Regional Office.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.

Records

Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $4,751,881; FY 17 est $4,742,357; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average: $84,500 FY16 Range $2,958-$471,073.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321. To assist state efforts in developing comprehensive State Plans, the U.S. Administration on Aging provided technical support funding to the National Association of State Units on Aging to develop the TASC planning zone, which includes information on elder abuse prevention programming: http://nasua.org/tasc/

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.).

Headquarters Office

Stephanie Eliason 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: stephanie.whittiereliason@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7467

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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