New Funding Opportunity: Supported Decision Making Across the Lifespan Planning Grant

A new grant opportunity from the Administration on Disabilities and the Administration on Aging at ACL has been announced.

Supported Decision Making Across the Lifespan Planning Grant: ACL seeks to support the planning of future state-based collaborative projects to make progress in strategies and facilitate decisional supports for all adults. The purpose of these planning grants is to develop action plans for advancing strategies that will ensure self-determination of older adults and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) through the use of a full range of decisional supports. The plans will be developed with consensus from inclusive representational groups of disability and aging communities, and other key stakeholders. This would include, but not be limited to, Supported Decision Making (SDM) as a specific way of supporting decisions, and would require looking across other mechanisms to strengthening decisional capacity. Three to five state planning grants will be awarded at a federal share of approximately $50,000 to $75,000 each. 

The ultimate goals of the project are to:

• Provide access to more strategies to support decision-making;
• Be able to detect abuse, neglect and exploitation easier; and
• Allow individuals to elect their preferred autonomous means of supporting their decision-making.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity, activities for grantees, and application process. This grant opportunity closes on August 19, 2019.

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