Through this funding opportunity, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) plans to award a cooperative agreement with a single entity to serve as a national Center of Excellence (COE) to support the development and enhancement of aging and disability organizations funded by ACL to become community care hubs (CCHs). The successful recipient must demonstrate their capacity to work collaboratively across relevant stakeholders to provide technical assistance that improves access to long-term services and supports (LTSS) through CCHs as well as the ability to rapidly deploy and manage competitive subawards directly to an estimated 20 aging and disability organizations. The COE will ensure coordination and engagement with other relevant national partners such as USAging’s Aging and Disability Business Institute (ADBI), ADvancing States, Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), and the Partnership to Align Social Care. The COE will have the capacity and expertise to work with multiple types of health care partners to facilitate collaboration with CCHs. The COE will provide support and capacity building for CCHs by leading a National Learning Community (NLC) to bring together CCHs to take part in shared learning, information and resource sharing, and coordinated technical assistance. The COE will be required to participate in an evaluation designed by ACL and its contractor to assess the impact of CCHs on the delivery and coordination of services that address health-related social needs (HRSNs).
For further program information, see p. 4 of the FOA in Attached Files.
For further information on program goals, see p. 8 of the FOA in Attached Files.
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