Elder Abuse Prevention Interventions Program

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

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.

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

http://www.acl.gov



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, including, but not limited to: (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.

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.

Credentials/Documentation

The application must include a letter of support from identified partners. Applications should also include a strong partnership with the justice system, and provide evidence of these partnerships. Letters of intent to apply are requested. OMB Circular No. A-87 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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

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.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. Programs authorized under Section 2042 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have no matching requirements. Programs authorized under Section 411 of the Older Americans Act have match requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

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. The method of awarding/ releasing assistance is by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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

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.

In addition, the fully completed SF-425 will be required as denoted in the Notice of Award terms and conditions.

Semi-annual progress reports will be required.

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

The PPHF requires quarterly reporting on cash expenditures.



Effective March 1, 2011, AoA requires the submission of the SF-425 (Federal Financial Report).

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

The AoA program progress report is due semi-annually from the start date of the award and is due within 30 days of the reporting period end date.

The final progress report and SF-425 reports are due 90 days after the end of the project period.

The suggested content and format for these reports will be available to grantees post award administration.

Applicants should be sure to identify the duration, frequency, and level of effort for conducting the proposed activities in order to benefit the target audience, as well as the expected outcomes of the proposed activities and the corresponding performance metrics.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audit info

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

(Salaries) FY 12 $5,671,849; FY 13 est $600,000; and FY 14 est $600,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 12 States: $625,000 - $1,020,000 (5 awards)
Tribes: $150,000 -- $250,000 (3 awards).
FY 13: $500,000 - $600,000 (est. 1 award).

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

None.

Headquarters Office

Stephanie WhittierEliason Administration on Aging
Administration for Community Living
1 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Stephanie.WhittierEliason@aoa.hhs.gov Phone: 202-357-3519

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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