The Administration for Community Living is seeking applications for the Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) that will l address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.
The grantee will work with Indian Country to address the occurrence of elder abuse in tribal communities and to determine culturally relevant methods for public awareness education, policy implications and prevention. This grantee will work closely with tribes and tribal communities to address the special needs of tribal elders, families and communities.
The grantee is expected to work with other entities including private and public, to create national collaborations for the purpose of identifying trends in the field, responding to needs of the field, leveraging resources and improving responses to elder abuse victims and the professional community that serves them.
- Estimated Total Funding: $ 300,000
- Expected Number of Awards: 1
- Award Ceiling: $ 300,000 Per Budget Period
- Award Floor: $ 200,000 Per Budget Period
- Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods
It is expected that activities carried out under this Initiative will address at least one (1) of the needs listed below:
- Identify, develop and disseminate information and strategies on effective collaborations between tribal and non-tribal entities to address suspected cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation;
- Assist Tribes in the development of tribal codes that protect seniors, building on existing work to develop model codes and an implementation toolkit, and maintaining examples of tribal codes to share with those creating or updating their own codes;
- Identify and develop tribally produced elder abuse prevention resources, and other informational materials for professionals and tribal members on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation that are culturally appropriate to Tribal perceptions of abuse and Tribal values;
- Develop training and technical assistance materials about elder abuse in Indian Country, such as: basic information about elder abuse, how to identify abuse, developing effective multi-disciplinary teams, and developing and/or promoting effective tribal prevention, intervention, and response activities, including those that involve effective cross jurisdictional partnerships;
- Provide technical assistance and training on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and outreach to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse in Indian Country, as well as the NAEJI, and through conference presentations, materials, development, PSAs, newsletters, articles and other source material;
- Develop expertise in Native Elder Abuse Prevention through the development of webinars and training materials for health care providers, social services, long-term care and caregivers, law enforcement, tribal courts, and tribal leaders specific to elder abuse in Indian Country;
- Explore with tribes the needs and challenges surrounding data collection on elder abuse issues in Indian Country, including what kinds of data would be useful and to whom, how data could be collected, who would/could collect it, how would confidentiality be guaranteed, what types of system would be necessary to house and securely store data, who would manage and own the data, and other issues related to the development of data collection systems; and
- Expand training to include a focus for senior companions, community health representatives, home health care workers, and others who regularly visit elders in the their homes to enhance their knowledge and awareness of elder abuse.
- State governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Eligibility Information
- Native American tribal governments and organizations include Alaskan Native/Native American. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331656