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Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers

Contracts for Services to Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits
to Benefit Senior Citizens, Individuals With Disabilities, and Caregivers

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Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD)

Deadline Date:

02/17/20 11:59 PM PST

Description:

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Contracts for Services to Nevada nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and for-profit businesses for a range of services to benefit senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. Contracts are intended for service providers addressing food security, medicare assistance, transportation, in-home services, caregiver support services, evidence-based programs, and ancillary services.

Service Categories: The Aging and Disability Services Division has defined seven (7) service categories. The service categories are defined based on the overall benefit to the target population and could include more than one service. 

  • NV Care Connection: This service helps individuals navigate the range of long-term services and supports
    options available to them. It also helps individuals maintain services through the provision of case management. 
  • Medicare Assistance Program: Service delivery includes outreach, education, and counseling in order to assist and empower Medicare beneficiaries to make informed decisions that meet their healthcare needs, optimize their access to care and affordable services, and increase their awareness to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse. 
  • Transportation: This service focuses on transportation options to access community services including but not limited to medical services, social services, shopping, socialization, and nutrition. 
  • In-Home Services: In-home services can be a variety of services to support individuals living in their own home such as homemaker, companion services and emergency response systems. 
  • Caregiver Support Services: This can include a cluster of services designed to support family or informal caregivers such as counseling and support groups, respite care, and supplemental services. 
  • Food Security: These services focus on increasing food security among older adults including, but not limited to food pantry services. 
  • Evidence Based Services: These services are interventions that educate participants about their health conditions, how to manage them, and/or ways to adopt healthy behaviors to enhance their quality of life. 
  • Ancillary Services: These services are other supportive services that help promote independent living and quality of life in the community. Services in this category do not fall into one of the above categories. 

In keeping with the Older Americans Act, Reauthorization Act of 2016, special consideration for funding will be given to applicants evidencing service priority to low-income (300% of FPL or lower), frail individuals, age 60 or older, in the following categories:

  • Individuals in a minority group;
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency;
  • Individuals at risk for institutional placement;
  • Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with neurological and organic brain dysfunction (and caregivers of such individuals);
  • Individuals with the greatest economic or social need; and
  • Individuals residing in rural areas.

Detailed information about the service categories can be found starting at http://adsd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/agingnvgov/content/Programs/Grant/NOFOandInstructions-SSFY21.pdf#page=21.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187945

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Nevada Care Connection: Funding is allocated to each county based on the total county population, the number of older adults and people with disabilities in the county, and county population density.
- Medicare Assistance Program: Funding is allocated based on the percent of Medicare beneficiaries by county, the total Medicare beneficiaries in the state, and county population density.
- Transportation: Funding is allocated based on the population age 60 and older, the % of the population who is a minority and/or lower income, and county population density.
- In Home Services, Caregiver Support Services, Food Security, Evidence Based Programs, and Ancillary Services: The funding amount and number of awards will be determined based on competitive scoring, regional allocations, and administrator decision.

Term of Contract:

- Budget Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
- Project Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
Non-profits, public agencies and for-profit businesses may apply if interested in providing services outlined in this funding opportunity.

All applicants must be in good standing with the State of Nevada and the Federal Government. If an applicant has not responded to any audit finding from the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) or the Department of Health and Human Services, their application may not be considered for funding.

NOTE: For the Medicare Assistance Program, licensed insurance agents and insurance brokers are not eligible to apply for this funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Due Date for Applications: February 17, 2020 11:59 p.m. PST
- Applicants with rejected applications will receive written notification in February 2020.
- Subaward decisions will be announced via email in mid-May. Requested application revisions must be received and approved by ADSD no later than June 15, 2020.
- Notices of Subawards will be distributed in late June, or as ADSD receives requested subrecipient revisions, as applicable.

Questions and answers that are helpful for all applicants will be posted online as received, through February 7, 2020.

The Nevada Grants Office is available to provide pre-award assistance to applicants including but not limited to application project management and application reviews.

Matching funds are required for all subawards. The match required is 15% of the ADSD-requested funding. Match must be non-federal cash or in-kind. Program income cannot be used as match.

Nevada Grants Office:
http://grant.nv.gov/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be emailed to both:
ADSDGrants@adsd.nv.gov
and
Kristi Martin
Social Services Manager, Grants Management
kmartin@adsd.nv.gov

General program/service questions and technical assistance on the required forms can be directed to the above.

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