Special Programs for the Aging_Title VII, Chapter 3_Programs for Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

 

To support activities to develop, strengthen, and carry out programs for the prevention, detection, assessment, and treatment of, intervention in, investigation of, and response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (including financial exploitation), including: (1) providing for public education and outreach to identify and prevent elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; (2) providing for public education and outreach to promote financial literacy and prevent identity theft and financial exploitation of older individuals; (3) ensuring the coordination of services provided by area agencies on aging with services instituted under the State adult protection service program, State and local law enforcement systems, and courts of competent jurisdiction; (4) promoting the development of information and data systems, including elder abuse reporting systems, to quantify the extent of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in the State; (5) conducting analysis of State information concerning elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and identifying unmet service, enforcement, or intervention needs; (6) conducting training for individuals, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in relevant fields on the identification, prevention, and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, with particular focus on prevention and enhancement of self determination and autonomy; (7) providing technical assistance to programs that provide or have the potential to provide services for victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and for family members of the victims; (8) conducting special and on going training for individuals involved in serving victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, on the topics of self determination, individual rights, State and Federal requirements concerning confidentiality, and other topics determined by a State agency to be appropriate; (9) promoting the development of an elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation system; (10) examining various types of shelters serving older individuals (in this paragraph referred to as safe havens), and testing various safe haven models for establishing safe havens (at home or elsewhere), that recognize autonomy and self-determination, and fully protect the due process rights of older individuals; and (11) supporting multidisciplinary elder justice activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.041
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
FORMULA GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Older Americans Act, Title 7, Section 721.
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 60 years of age and older, targeting those older individuals with the greatest social needs and those with the greatest economic needs.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR Part 75. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Consult the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions. (See Appendix IV of the
Catalog).
Award Procedure
The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging after review and evaluation of submitted state plans.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. States are entitled to these grants by statute. However, the grants can be terminated by the Assistant Secretary for Aging if the required State Plan is not approved, or if the required intrastate funding formula is not approved.
Appeals
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 1321 and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C.
Renewals
From 60 to 90 days. Applications are submitted for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year period and are revised as necessary.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are awarded to State Agencies on Aging to develop and enhance comprehensive and coordinated programs for the prevention and treatment of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, consistent with relevant State law and coordinated with State adult protective service activities. A State plan covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual revisions as necessary, must be submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary on Aging. Funds are used to develop, strengthen, and carry out activities for prevention and treatment of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are required. Submitted through the payment management system. No progress reports are required. SF-425. Through the appropriate Regional Office.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal 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. Non-Federal 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 2 CFR 200.503. 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
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula:
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.).
Headquarters Office
Stephanie Whittier Eliason One Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Email: stephanie.whittiereliason@acl.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 357-3519 Fax: (202) 357-3459
Website Address
http://www.acl.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0142-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $4,766,350; FY 15 est $4,732,000; and FY 16 est $4,732,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average: $84,500
FY16 Range $2,958-$471,073.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75 and 45 CFR 1321.
To assist state efforts in developing comprehensive State Plans, the U.S. Administration on Aging provided technical support funding to the National Association of State Units on Aging to develop the TASC planning zone, which includes information on elder abuse prevention programming: http://nasua.org/tasc/
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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