Elder Abuse Prevention Interventions Program

To develop, implement, and evaluate successful or promising interventions, practices, and programs to prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including adult protective services programs.

Through this program, ACL hopes to demonstrate how existing research can be used to craft new, useful
programs to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and improve and enhance adult protective services programming.

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.

Website Address


Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Health And Social Services, Delaware Department Of $ 645,450   2021-08-012023-09-30
Human Services, Iowa Department Of $ 811,164   2021-08-012023-09-30
Idaho Commission On Aging $ 645,450   2021-08-012023-09-30
Health And Human Services, Nebraska Department Of $ 645,450   2021-08-012023-09-30
Social And Health Services, Washington State Department Of $ 1,799,233   2021-08-012023-09-30
Human Services, Hawaii Department Of $ 645,450   2021-08-012023-09-30
Human Services, South Dakota Department Of $ 645,450   2021-08-012023-09-30
Social Services, South Carolina Department Of $ 1,366,031   2021-08-012023-09-30
Family Services, Wyoming Department Of $ 645,450   2021-08-012023-09-30
Human Services, Colorado Department Of $ 1,274,252   2021-08-012023-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The use of these funds is to support primary, secondary, and/or tertiary elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation activities, interventions, and programs.

(a) state and tribal efforts to develop successful prevention interventions using existing research in order to prevent and detect elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; (b) building on the scientific and programmatic knowledge base by developing and evaluating new elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation interventions; (c) enhance the quality, consistency, and effectiveness of adult protective services secondary and tertiary prevention activities.

The following activities are not fundable: Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings, Basic research (e.g.

scientific or medical experiments), Continuation of existing projects without expansion, and Pre-award costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible entities for grants authorized under Section 411 of the Older Americans Act are: domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education, are eligible.

For grants authorized under Section 2042 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, state government entities are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The ultimate beneficiaries of this funding opportunity are older adults who are at risk of experiencing some form of elder maltreatment.


The application must include a letter of commitment from identified partners, with specific details on how the partner will substantively contribute to the achievement of the project's goals and objectives. Letters of intent apply are requested. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application materials will be published on the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov ) or the AoA website ( http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/index.aspx ). ACL/AoA is requiring applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Merit review of all applications and issuance of a Notice of Award to the grantee.


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


Section 2042 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 411 of the Older Americans Act, and Section 4002 of the Affordable Care Act (PPHF).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Cooperative agreements will be made for up to a 3 year period, depending upon funding availability. Grant extensions are available and may be requested from the grantee?s Project Officer. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees will also be expected to comply with new reporting requirements related to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Grantees are required to complete the federal cash transactions portion of the SF-425 within the Payment Managements System as identified in their award documents through the life of the grant.

Semi-annual progress reports are required.

The fully completed SF-425 is required as denoted in the Notice of Award terms and conditions.

Semi-annual progress reports is required.

Grantees will be expected to work through AoA project officers to report on data for the purposes of a multi- component evaluation.


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 must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All grantees must comply with all requirements specified for grants funded through the Prevention and Public Health fund. Grantees also must comply with polices outlined in HHS Grants Policy Statement located at http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/grantinformation/hhsgps107.pdf

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Stephanie WhittierEliason Administration on Aging Administration for Community Living 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Stephanie.WhittierEliason@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7467

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Cooperative agreements will be awarded on a competitive basis. Specific details for evaluating applications are published as part of the program announcement. Major emphases are: 1) documented need, 2) expected reach , outcomes and impact , 3) organizational capacity, 4) coordination and partnerships, and 5) strong basis in evidence or theory.

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