Alzheimer?s Disease Initiative: Specialized Supportive Services Project (ADI-SSS) thru Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)

The purpose of the Alzheimer?s Disease Initiative: Specialized Supportive Services (ADI-SSS) project is to fill gaps in long term services and supports (LTSS) for persons living with Alzheimer?s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers by expanding the availability of specialized services
and supports.

The grants are intended to fill existing service gaps in the following areas:
1) Provision of effective supportive services to persons living alone with ADRD in the community.


2) Development of dementia capable systems designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs and services dedicated to individuals aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities and at high risk of developing ADRD.


3) Provision of effective care/supportive services for persons living with moderate to severe impairment from ADRD and their caregivers.


4) Behavioral symptom management training and expert consultation for family caregivers.

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.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living Washington, DC 20201 Attn: Erin Long Email: erin.long@acl.hhs.gov.
Website Address

http://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Capital Region Geriatric Center, Inc., The $ 962,948   2017-09-012020-08-31
Rector & Visitors Of The University Of Virginia $ 898,135   2017-09-012020-08-31
Volunteers Of America, Inc. $ 962,950   2017-09-012020-08-31
Universidad Central Del Caribe Inc $ 962,116   2017-09-012020-08-31
Mainehealth $ 957,096   2017-09-012020-08-31
Massachusetts Association Of Councils On Aging Inc $ 960,359   2017-09-012020-08-31
Memory Care Home Solutions $ 962,950   2017-09-012020-08-31
Nevada Senior Services, Inc. $ 962,950   2017-09-012020-08-31
Full Life Care $ 962,950   2017-09-012020-08-31
Arizona State University $ 962,759   2017-09-012020-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grants are intended to fill existing service gaps in the following areas: 1) Provision of effective supportive services to persons living alone with ADRD in the community.

2) Development of dementia capable systems designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of programs and services dedicated to individuals aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities and at high risk of developing ADRD.

3) Provision of effective care/supportive services for persons living with moderate to severe impairment from ADRD and their caregivers. 4) Behavioral symptom management training and expert consultation for family caregivers. Program funds must be used in the implementation of projects designed to address three of the aforementioned gaps areas, including direct services in the areas noted in the funding opportunity announcement. 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, pre-award costs, publicity and propaganda, use of funds to advocate or promote gun control, and needle exchanges.

Program funds must be used in the implementation of projects designed to address three of the aforementioned gaps areas, including direct services in the areas noted in the funding opportunity announcement. 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, publicity and propaganda, use of funds to advocate or promote gun control, and needle exchanges.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funding eligibility is limited to public and/or private entities that are able to 1) demonstrate the existence of a dementia capable system dedicated to the population that they serve, and 2) articulate opportunities and additional services that would enhance and strengthen the existing system.

Organizations that have not received previous awards through this program, individuals, foreign entities and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive awards under this announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and/or private entities that are able to 1) demonstrate the existence of a dementia capable system dedicated to the population that they serve, and 2) articulate opportunities and additional services that would enhance and strengthen the existing system. Eligible consumers of eligible applicants are the beneficiaries of this program.

Credentials/Documentation

Qualified applicants would be those eligible entities that are operating within in an existing dementia-capable home and community-based service system and are able to demonstrate that through their partnerships the existing system will be enhanced and strengthened. Applicants should include letters of commitment from organizations and agencies identified as key collaborators in the proposal. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is open to both public and private entities, so both circular?s 102 and 110 could be applicable dependent on who the applicant is.

Award Procedures

Application forms are submitted through a centralized depository and received by the awarding agency Administration for Community Living. Applicants generally apply under a program announcement indicating all the necessary application procedures to be followed.

Deadlines

Sep 01, 2014 to Aug 31, 2018: Dependent on the posting date, the anticipated application due date is approximately 60 days from that date.

Authorization

Funding Authority: PPTA 42USC 300u-11 Prevention and Public Health Fund Grant Authority: Older Americans Act Title IV.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Range is 60 to 90 days from receipt of application, as noted in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. The required match for this program is 25%, with applicants having the opportunity to apply for waivers of a portion of the match. Match will not be lower than 15%. The ADI-SSS funding opportunity announcement will include a detailed section describing the ways in which grantees can provide in-kind match to meet these requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are typically 3 years in duration. Length of future awards will be published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement and on Grants.gov. Support beyond the first year is contingent upon the availability of funds and evidence of satisfactory progress. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The reporting cycle format will be reflected in the Notice of Award.

Grantees are also expected to comply with the semi-annual 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 for the calendar quarters ending 3/31, 6/30, 9/30, and 12/31 through the life of their award.

The AoA program progress reports are due semi-annually from the start date of the award.

The final progress report reports are due 90 days after the end of the project period.

Grantees will be required to submit program reports and Federal financial reports as described in the Notice of Award.

Grantees will be required to submit program reports and Federal financial reports as described in the Notice of Award.

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

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $10,500,000; FY 17 est $10,500,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

As many as 10 grants forward funded for a period of 36 months with an award ceiling of $1,000,000 and a floor of $800,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All grantees must comply with all requirements specified for grants funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund and appropriate Departmental regulations regarding grants. All grantees must also comply with polices outlined in HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living Washington, DC 20201 Attn: Erin Long Email: erin.long@acl.hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Erin Long U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: erin.long@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7389

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Grant applications will be evaluated by experts in the field and awards made on a competitive basis. Specific details for evaluating applications included in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.



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