ACL - Administration for Community Living

10/14/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2021 13:19

Apply to Become an Evidence-Based Program, Eligible for Older Americans Act Title III-D Funding

October 14, 2021

Submit Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent Due: October 29, 2021

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is now accepting Letters of Intent for ACL Title III-D Evidence-Based Program Review. The purpose of the review process is to identify new health and wellness community-based programs that provide older adults and people with disabilities the education and tools they need to remain healthy and independent.

The NCOA oversees the program review process in partnership with the Evidence-Based Leadership Collaborative (EBLC). NCOA and EBLC have established a Review Council to assess whether applicants meet the ACL Title III-D criteria for evidence-based programs. The Review Council consists of national leaders with expertise in program research, evaluation, and implementation.

The Review Council conducts a two-stage program application process:

  • Stage 1: The first stage application addresses the effectiveness, evidence, and evaluation details related to the program. Note that there are two separate Stage 1 applications: one application specifically for falls prevention programs, and another application for all other health promotion and disease prevention programs. Once evaluated by Review Council members with expertise in research and program evaluation, applicants will be notified whether or not they will be invited to complete the second stage of the application.
  • Stage 2 (by invitation only): The second stage will require information about the program implementation, training, dissemination materials, supports available, and other elements essential for successful implementation.

For more information about the Evidence-Based Program Review application process and the benefits of becoming an evidence-based program, visit Apply to Become An Evidence-Based Program or contact Jennifer Tripken at the NCOA.

Learn more about the NCOA and EBLC.