Special Programs for the Aging, Title VII, Chapter 2, Long Term Care Ombudsman Services for Older Individuals


The principal role of this Ombudsman Program is to investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. Ombudsmen also promote policies and practices needed to improve the quality of care and life in long-term care facilities and educate both consumers and providers about residents' rights and good care practices.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, Section 702 (a)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All States and U.S. Territories which have State Agencies on Aging designated by the governors.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals residing in long-term care facilities or requiring assistance in entering or transferring from such facilities.
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Consult the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing).
Award Procedure
The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
States and territories are entitled to these grants by statute.
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 16.
Applications are submitted for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year period and revised as necessary.
How are proposals selected?
Awards are made on a non-competitive basis.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are awarded to States to develop or strengthen service systems through designated State Agencies on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging and other entities. Funds under this Title and Chapter are included in State aging plans covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual revisions as necessary, submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary for Aging. Funds must be used to design and implement programs for the provision of long-term care ombudsman services for individuals living in long-term care facilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: as noted in the Program Announcement
In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.)
Headquarters Office
Aiesha Gurley
Dept of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: 202-795-7358
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 20$17,885,000.00; FY 21 est $15,855,000.00; FY 22 est $17,865,000.00; FY 19$16,868,000.00; - FY 21 (COVID-19 CARES ACT Funding $10,000,000.00)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Additional funding for FY 21 (COVID-19 CARES ACT Funding $10,000,000.00)
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 92 and 45 CFR 1324 (renumbered effective July 1, 2016)
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.