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Family to Family Health Care Information and Education Center Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medcaid Services, Acquisition and Grants Group
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - May 5, 2005
Applications Due:

Jul 7, 2005
All grant applications are due by July 7, 2005. Applications submitted through http://www.grants.gov until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 7, 2005 will be considered "on time." Any paper-copy applications sent by U.S. Postal Service first class mail will be considered "on time" if postmarked by July 7, 2005 and received within five (5) business days. If express, certified, or registered mail is used, proof of timely mailing is a legible, dated mailing receipt from the U.S. Postal Service. Private metered postmarks are not acceptable as proof of timely mailings. Applicants who submit applications through the U.S. Postal Service or a commercial delivery service will receive official email notification from CMS that their application has been received on time. Applications that do not meet the above criteria will be considered late. Late applications will not be reviewed. All paper-copy applications must include a disk or CD with an electronic version of the application.

total funding: $1,650,000
max award: $165,000
min award: $0
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: 10
type of funding: Grant

Since fiscal year (FY) 2001, Congress has appropriated over $200 million for the Real Choice Systems Change (RCSC) Grants for Community Living. In implementing the RCSC program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded over 200 grants to all fifty states, the District of Columbia (DC), and two territories totaling approximately $188 million. In FY2005, during the consolidated appropriations process, Congress appropriated an additional $39 million to fund a new round of RCSC grants. (see H.R Conference Report 108-792.[1]) States and other eligible organizations, in partnership with their disability and aging communities, may submit proposals to design and construct systems infrastructure that will result in effective and enduring improvements in community long-term support systems. These system changes are designed to enable children and adults of any age who have a disability or long-term illness to: Live in the most integrated community setting appropriate to their individual support requirements and preferences; Exercise meaningful choices about their living environment, the providers of services they receive, the types of supports they use, and the manner by which services are provided; and Obtain quality services in a manner as consistent as possible with their community living preferences and priorities. The FY2005 offering comprises three distinct grant programs: (1) Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Grants; (2) Family-to-Family Health Care Information and Education Center Grants; and (3) Systems Transformation Grants. Funding for the ADRC grants is being offered under a separate Federal grant solicitation CFDA # 93-048 administered by the Administration on Aging (AoA) in partnership with CMS. That solicitation will be issued simultaneously. More information about it is located at www.cms.hhs.gov/newfreedom or www.aoa.gov. Award and on-going oversight of the ADRC grants will be conducted jointly by AoA and CMS.[2] (Additionally, on March 1, 2005, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released the Mental Health Transformation State Incentive solicitation ($18.8 million in funding.) These cooperative agreements, when awarded, will support states' infrastructure and service delivery improvements with mental health and related services.)

Who can apply:

Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations

More Information:


If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Nicole Nicholson

Address Info:

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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