Funding Opportunity for LTSS “No Wrong Door” Planning Grants
The U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) recently released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to assist states in planning for a No Wrong Door (NWD) System intended to help people with disabilities access long term services and supports (LTSS). The funding available as part of this FOA is to support a year-long planning process co-led by the state Medicaid Agency, the State Unit on Aging, and those state agencies responsible for serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and mental health challenges. The planning process must also include consumers, their advocates, Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, local Medicaid agencies, local organizations that serve or represent the interests of individuals with physical disabilities, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and individuals with mental/behavioral health needs, Veteran Service Organizations, as well as service providers, and other relevant public and private entities. Eligible applicants are state governments with the exception of those states with a 2012 Part A Enhanced Options Counseling Grant. Applications are due July 15, 2014 and award announcements expected in September.
View the Funding Opportunity Announcement