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Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Community Research

Cooperative Agreements with USA Nonprofits, IHEs,
and Agencies to Evaluate New Senior Nutrition Models

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Administration on Aging (AoA)

Conf. Date:

04/14/21

LOI Date:

04/23/21

Deadline Date:

05/24/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreements with USA and Territories nonprofits, IHEs, hospitals, and state, local, and tribal agencies to evaluate nutrition programs for the elderly that were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to verify the effectiveness of SNP innovative programs or practices implemented during COVID-19 that positively impact participants. Project goals and outcomes must relate to the OAA SNP intents (specifically: a) reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, b) promote socialization, and c) promote health and well-being by delaying the onset of adverse health conditions, through the provision of meals and associated nutrition services to vulnerable older adults who are in greatest social and economic need.). Proposed projects must have strong potential for replication by the aging services network and sustainability using OAA Title IIIC-1 funding.

Applications should include approaches for measuring the effectiveness of innovative programs or practices that support transitioning to and sustaining congregate meal programs and delivering impactful nutrition education. Examples of potential program ideas are listed below (not an exclusive list, offered for context):

  • Virtual congregate meal sites which target former congregate participants and offer health promotion, nutrition education and social connections.
  • New types of congregate meal sites like drive-in movie venues, restaurants, small buddy programs, food trucks and yoga in the park.
  • Phone, TV, computer or hybrid (part virtual, part in-person) models to provide social connections, health and well-being programming and nutrition education during meal times.
  • SNP meals and nutrition services combined with USDA collaborations for additional food, SNAP benefits and interactive nutrition education to enhance participant health, reduce food insecurity, and offer socialization opportunities.
  • Providing socially-distant SNP services such as volunteer meal buddies, intergenerational activities including telephone connections, combining food trucks with physical activity or other Title III and Title VI HCBS services, etc. including in areas with limited internet, rural or frontier areas.
  • Collaboration with Universities, Extension offices or Tribal Colleges, Indian Health Services, libraries, local businesses, restaurants and YMCAs to sustainably enhance SNP operations, meals, nutrition education and services.
  • Development of a holistic service package with virtual/socially distant HCBS services including grab-and-go person-centered meals via fee-for-service private pay, virtual evidence-based health promotion workshops and volunteer/peer phone social connection networks.

Applicants’ proposals must focus on creating partnerships between Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), or other research organizations in collaboration with aging services network organizations to test innovative programs or practices for the SNP. Testing and evaluating efforts should focus on enhancing the quality, effectiveness and sustainability of older adult nutrition programs services, in times of emergencies but also sustainable during non-emergency situations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195310

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,500,000

Number of Grants:

5

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $300,000 per budget period

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

These cooperative agreements have an anticipated start date of September 1, 2021.

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
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.

For a full list of funding restrictions, see page 22 of the funding announcement in Attached Files below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational conference call will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST. The dial-in information is below:

Toll Free Number: 888-982-7409
Passcode: 6111685

A recording will be available approximately one hour after the call concludes at the following number:
Toll Free Playback Number: 888-293-8913

Pre-Application Information:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 04/14/2021
Due Date for Letter of Intent: 04/23/2021
Due Date for Applications: 05/24/2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

Under this cooperative agreement, ACL/AoA will fund no more than 75% of the project’s total cost, which means the applicant must cover at least 25% of the project’s total cost with non-Federal resources. In other words, for every three (3) dollars received in Federal funding, the applicant must contribute at least one (1) dollar in non-Federal resources toward the project’s total cost. A common error applicants make is to match 25% of the Federal share, rather than 25% of the project’s total cost.

Please note, ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through Grants.gov in Workspace. The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered with the System for Award Management.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332357

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit letters of intent via email to:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Ms. Judy Simon, Administration on Aging (AoA)
202.795.7381
judy.simon@acl.hhs.gov

Grants Management Specialist:
Marlene Spencer
202-795-7442
marlene.spencer@acl.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.045

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2021-ACL-AOA-INNU-0084

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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