With this Funding Opportunity Announcement, the Office of American Indian, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Program is proposing to award one new cooperative agreement to fund a National Resource Center on "American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Long Term Services and Support, NRCAIANNHLTSS.
Center will address the unmet need of tribal-specific and culturally appropriate LTSS information and guidance to tribes.
The outcomes of the FOA will be:
1. LTSS information and guidance to tribes.
The National Resource Center on American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Long Term Services and Supports (NRCAIANNHLTSS).
This center will address the unmet need of tribal-specific and culturally appropriate LTSS information and guidance to tribes.
The outcomes of the FOA will be to; 1) to create a network of navigators that will assist tribes in development of appropriate LTSS in response to identified, tribe-specific needs; and 2) based on documented best practices, the Center will develop a practical and hands on toolkit for tribes to assist in implementing LTSS in their individual tribal communities.
The Resource Center will target its services to the 270 tribes that receive Title VI grants, however it will also have publicly-available resources that are accessible to all tribes and organizations that work with the American Indian, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian populations.
The Resource Center will focus on improving the lives of those served by ACL by supporting the development of tribal-specific LTSS that assist older adults and people with disabilities while also empowering tribes to develop programs that are integrated into their unique culture.
The Resource Center will be required to:
1) recruit and training LTSS navigators to assist tribes in navigating the process of LTSS development, and 2) develop a LTSS toolkit for tribes that maps the steps involved in LTSS program development and implementation.
The criteria used to evaluate applications will be responsiveness to the FOA elements of approach, work plan, budget and organizational capacity.
Outcomes for the FOA are development of a tribal-LTSS navigator network and an LTSS toolkit.
Satisfactory development of these items will provide the basis of measuring the results of the grant award.