National Technical Assistance Resource Center on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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Opportunity ID: 324197
Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACL-AOD-DNED-0410
Opportunity Title: National Technical Assistance Resource Center on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.631
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility: Hispanic Serving Institutions Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) Alaska Native and Hawaiin Serving Institutions Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Feb 04, 2020
Last Updated Date: Feb 04, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Mar 13, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2020
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: 2018 was a record year for major disasters, with it being in the top 10 of “Billion Dollar Disasters” in recorded US history. A critical observation from these disasters and those that came before is that the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are reliant on complex community support systems to remain independent and live in the community are not adequately addressed during disaster and emergency preparedness planning. For examples, disaster and emergency planning may not address whether individuals with disabilities have access to proper food and/or water, accessible transportation for evacuation and sheltering, access to reasonable accommodations i.e. wheelchair accessible restrooms, durable medical equipment, prescribed medications, and accessible signage. Thus, disaster and emergency planning that addresses the unique needs of individuals with disabilities during each phase (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery) of emergency planning process, is critical. Making this a priority for all State and local emergency agencies helps to support the safety of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during a disaster or emergency as well as ensure that adequate supports are provided during each phase of the emergency process. To accomplish this, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration on Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), plans to fund one cooperative agreement to establish a national technical assistance and resource center. The aim of the center will be to provide direct assistance and guidance to States and Territories to plan and build upon existing state emergency plans and improve their capacity to better address access and functional needs, safety needs, access to adequate supports for individuals with disabilities (in response and recovery ) during an emergency or disaster. Additionally, the center will aim to provide technical assistance, resources, and information at the State, Federal, and local level as a part of the planning, response and recovery efforts.
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