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93.052 National Family Caregiver Support
ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Older Americans Act, as amended, Public Law 106- 501, Title III, Part E and VI, Part C.
To assist States, Territories and Indian Tribal Organizations in providing multifaceted systems of support services for: (1) Family caregivers; and (2) grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. Services to be provided include: information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services; individual counseling, and caregiver training to caregivers to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles; respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
These two authorities are for making grants to States and Territories under Title III-E and to Indian Tribal Organizations under Title VI-C to enable the provision of multifaceted systems of support services for family caregivers; and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. Authority is provided under Title III-E to take up to four percent of the appropriations to carry out a program for making grants on a competitive basis to foster the development and testing of new approaches to addressing the needs of caregivers and for the evaluation and dissemination of the results of successful approaches. Authority also is provided under Title III-E to take up to one percent of the appropriations to carry out activities of national significance to promote quality and continuous improvement in the support provided to caregivers.
Applicant Eligibility: Formula grants: State governments and U.S. Territories, with distribution to designated area agencies on aging through an approved State plan and intrastate funding formula. Project (Title III-E Discretionary) grants: public agencies and organizations such as State and local governments, private, public, and nonprofit organizations and institutions. Project (Title VI-C) grants: Indian Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations with approved applications under Title VI, Parts A and B.
Pre-application Coordination: Formula Grants - This program is subject only to the State Plan Consolidation Section of E.O. 12372. State plans are covered under this Section, but Intergovernmental Consultation Review is excluded. Project Grants (Title III-E): the standard application forms as provided by DHHS must be used for this program. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Administration on Aging and the cognizant State Agency on Aging in the development of the application. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Project Grants (Title VI-C): standard application forms will be provided and may be used for this program. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Administration on Aging in the development of the application.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Formula grants (Title III-E) -- are 75 percent Federal and 25 percent nonfederal. The nonfederal contribution may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions, including plant, equipment, or services. Project Grants (Title III-E) - matching requirements as specified in the program announcement published in the Federal Register. Project Grants (Title VI-C) - no matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Financial status reports and program progress reports are required semi-annually for formula and project grants, including a final report at the end of each grant year.
Account Identification: 75-0142-0-1-506.
In fiscal year 2001, funds were provided to enable 56 States and area agencies on aging to provide multifaceted systems of support services for family caregivers and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. In fiscal years 2002 and 2003, it is estimated that a similar number of grants will be made to states, area agencies on aging, and Tribal Organizations. Project Grants (Title III-E): Funds are provided to public agencies and organizations such as State and local governments, private, public and nonprofit organizations, institutions and federally recognized Indian Tribal Organizations or Native American Organizations. The purpose of the funds is to promote quality and continuous improvement in the support provided to family and other informal caregivers of older individuals through program evaluation, training, technical assistance, and research. Grants will be made on a competitive basis to foster the development and testing of new approaches to sustaining the efforts of families and other informal caregivers. Project Grants (Title VI-C): Funds are provided to Indian Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations to provide multifaceted systems or support services for family caregivers and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Formula and Project Grants: 45 CFR 75, 45 CFR 92.
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Administration for Community Living 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 for listings.).
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Proposals meeting all screening criteria will be reviewed and scored by assigning a maximum of 100 points across four criteria areas: (1) Purpose and need for assistance; (2) approach/method-work plan and activities; (3)outcomes/benefits/ impact; and (4) level of effort, program management and organization capacity. Projects (Title VI-C): As published in the Federal Register. Project Grants (Title III-E): Each application for Project grant funds shall contain a description of the purposes for which the applicant expects to expend grant funds. The description of purposes shall include: (1) Information relating to the programs and activities to be supported and the services to be provided; (2) the number of individuals that will receive services under the grant; (3) a description of intended expenditures, including the average costs of providing services to each individual; and (4) a description of the manner in which the programs and activities will be coordinated with any similar programs and activities of public and private entities. The application shall provide assurances of compliance documentation of required match, and contain specific information and agreements as required by the Administration on Aging. Project Grants (Title VI-C) are as published in the Federal Register.