The Administration for Community Living is seeking applications for the Empowering Communities to deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs.
This funding opportunity is designed for applicants to propose how they will develop capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based self-management education and support programs among older adults and adults with disabilities. Applicants must target those with the greatest social determinants of health needs in areas where programs do not currently exist, as well as underserved areas and populations as defined by the Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.
Empowering older adults to engage in evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs to better manage their conditions can help mitigate chronic disease burden. Studies have shown that participation in CDSME programs greatly impact the health and wellbeing of the participants. For example, CDSME program participants experience improved health literacy (i.e., appraisal of health information, ability to actively manage health conditions, find good health information, and navigate the health system, etc.), better psychological well-being, better health-related quality of life, and improved physical activity, as well as reduced loneliness, social role limitations and health distress.
The Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), plans to award 7 to 8 cooperative agreements with a four-year (48-month) project period, subject to the availability of funds.
The two primary goals are:
- Develop capacity to increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities who participate in evidence-based self-management education and self-management support programs to empower them to better manage their chronic conditions.
- Identify and implement one or more robust strategies that will promote the sustainability of evidence-based self-management education and self-management support programs.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,900,000
- Award Ceiling: $600,000
- Award Floor: $500,000
- Duration: 48-month project and 48-month budget period.
- Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state governments, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments, independent school districts, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Native American tribal organizations, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status, private institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations.
- For FY 2023 the below guidance is provided to advance the Administration’s policy, as stated in E.O. 13985, to “pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.” This guidance is intended to begin to address inequities in HHS programs, processes, and policies that may serve as barriers to equal opportunity. By advancing equity in their NOFOs, they can “create opportunities for the improvement of communities that have been historically underserved, which benefits everyone.”
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342846