Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
06/25/2018
Organization: 
Department of Health and Human Services
Description: 

Funding Opportunity #: HHS-2018-ACL-AOA-INNU-0300. Please note that the deadline listed above is an estimated due date. This funding opportunity is for competitive grants to be awarded under the OAA Title IV authority to increase the evidenced based knowledge base of nutrition providers, drive improved health outcomes for program recipients by promoting higher service quality, and increase program efficiency through innovative nutrition service delivery models. Funding will support innovative and promising practices that move the aging network towards evidenced based practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes within the aging services network. Innovation can include service products that appeal to caregivers (such as web-based ordering systems and carryout food products), increased involvement of volunteers (such as retired chefs), consideration of eating habits and choice (such as variable meal times, salad bars, or more fresh fruits and vegetables), new service models (testing variations and hybrid strategies) and other innovations to better serve a generation of consumers whose needs and preferences are different. Through this program, funds may be used to help develop and test additional models or to replicate models that have already been tested in other community-based settings.

Category: 
nutrition, health, community health, efficiency
Funding Amount: 
$250,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) are both included in eligibility.
Contact Information: 
Phantane Sprowls (202) 795-7443 Phantane.Sprowls@acl.hhs.gov