Native American Elder Justice Initiative

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 200,000 - $ 200,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Program Description

The Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country. It is expected that activities carried out under NAEJI will address at least one (1) of the needs listed below: a) Identify, develop, or disseminate information and strategies on effective collaborations between tribal and non-tribal entities to address suspected cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; b) Assist Tribes in the development of tribal codes that protect seniors, building on existing work to develop model codes and an implementation toolkit, and maintaining examples of tribal codes to share with those creating or updating their own codes; c) Identify, develop, or disseminate informational materials for professionals and tribal members on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation that are culturally appropriate to Tribal perceptions of abuse and Tribal values; d) Develop training and technical assistance materials about elder abuse in Indian Country, such as: basic information about elder abuse, how to identify abuse, developing effective multi-disciplinary teams, and developing and/or promoting effective tribal prevention, intervention, and response activities, including those that involve effective cross-jurisdictional partnerships; e) Provide training, technical assistance, and outreach to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse in Indian Country, as well as the NAEJI, such as through conference presentations, materials development, PSAs, newsletters, articles, etc.; f) Identify, develop, disseminate, or provide training to tribal professionals on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and g) Explore with Tribes the needs and challenges surrounding data collection on elder abuse issues in Indian Country, including what kinds of data would be useful and to whom, how data could be collected, who would/could collect it, how would confidentiality be guaranteed, what kind of system would be necessary to house and securely store data, who would “own” the data, and other issues related to the development of data collection systems.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACL-AOA-IE-0081
Funding Opportunity TitleNative American Elder Justice Initiative
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateApril 23, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateJuly 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 200,000
Award Amount$ 200,000 - $ 200,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.047 - Special Programs for the Aging_Title VI, Part A, Grants to Indian Tribes_Part B, Grants to Native Hawaiians

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Websitehttp://acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx
ContactOffice: Administration for Community Living
Cecelia Aldridge
Cecelia.Aldridge@acl.gov

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