2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity for ACL Innovation Lab Now Available

Application Deadline: July 4, 2023

ACL is excited to announce a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the first ever ACL Innovation Lab (“the Lab”). The purpose of the Lab is to conduct research, demonstrations, and evaluations of issues pertaining to falls prevention amongst older adults and older adults with disabilities.ACL will award one cooperative agreement for $4.79 million for a three-year project and budget period.Applicants for this funding opportunity (HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-ACIL-0061) must demonstrate sufficient experience in developing taxonomies for population-based programs, evidence of working with structured data for research purposes, and capacity for working with community-based organizations and conducting community-based participatory research.In partnership with relevant stakeholders, the Lab will conduct the following activities:  

  • Develop a taxonomy for falls prevention research through an in-depth review of falls prevention literature that allows for a structured approach to data collection.

  • Develop relevant research questions and methods for conducting research.

  • Develop a secure, dynamic system to house the data and evidence collected.

  • Fund a cohort of community-based aging and disability-focused sub-awardees to pilot these approaches, with the support of the Lab.

  • Conduct both predictive and statistical analysis on research findings and disseminate findings.

  • Promote the scaling and sustainability of effective practices that promote health and reduce injury specific to falls prevention and related risk factors for older adults and older adults with disabilities. 

Complete details and application instructions are posted on Grants.gov. Applications are due Tuesday, July 4, 2023.Contact Shannon Skowronski with any questions.

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