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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Nonprofit, Hospital, IHE, or Agency for a National Center of Excellence for Organizations Supporting the Elderly

Center of Excellence to Align Health and Social Care: Enhancing Community-Based Aging and Disability Organizations to Improve Access to Long-Term Services and Supports


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Center for Innovation and Partnership
CFDA Number: 93.048
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACL-CIP-NWCH-0036
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/30/23
Deadline: 06/26/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA nonprofit organization, hospital, IHE, Tribe, or government agency to create a national center of excellence to support organizations focused on the elderly and those with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

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).

Program Goals:

  1. Develop and Implement Subawards to CCHs
  2. Creation of Center of Excellence (COE) and Facilitated Technical Assistance
  3. Participate in Evaluation of Community Care Hubs

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.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

For funding restrictions, see p. 22 of the FOA in Attached Files.

Pre-Proposal Conference
An informational conference call will be held on May 16, 2023, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET.

Toll Free Number: 800-857-9782
Passcode: 2078572

A recording will be available approximately one hour after the call concludes at the following number: 866-405-9076.

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Letter Of Intent: 05/30/2023

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow our staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 06/26/2023.

All applicants must have a UEI and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

All applicants must submit an application electronically through ACL strongly recommends that you do not wait until the application due date to begin the application process because of the time involved to complete the registration process. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may request a total budget from $10.5 million to a maximum of $12.7 million for the three-year project period.

Project Annual Budget:
- Year 1: $5.0 to $6.0 million (including subawards for up to 20 CCHs)
- Year 2: $5.0 to $6.0 million (including subawards for up to 20 CCHs)
- Year 3: $500,000 to $700,000 (no subawards anticipated)

Term of Contract
Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods

The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 09/01/2023

Contact Information
Letters of intent and requests to participate in the informational conference call should be sent to Megan Alvarado at

Project Officer:
Lauren Solkowski
Phone: 202-795-7440
Office: Office of Network Advancement

Grants Management Specialist:
Howard Nicholas
Phone: 202-795-7275
Office: Office of Grants Management

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application through, please contact the Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726.

RFP & Supporting Documents
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