Prior to January 2013, HHS – via a collaborative of the ACL, CMS, and VHA – awarded funds to expand ADRCs pursuant to this provision. To view the most up-to-date program information and award listings, visit the ACL main ADRC webpage here. As part of this initiative, the ACL established a Technical Assistance Exchange (TAE) website to provide training and technical assistance to states working on their ADRC/No Wrong Door (NWD)/Single Entry Point (SEP) projects.
On a related note, on May 15, HHS (CMS and ACL), in collaboration with the VHA, released a funding opportunity “to assist states in the transformation of their existing publicly administered and publicly funded long term services and supports (LTSS) access functions into a No Wrong Door System of Access to LTSS for all populations and all payers (NWD System).” The funding opportunity stipulates that “[e]ligible applicants must be from one of the 25 states which received a 2014 Transforming State LTSS Access Programs and Functions into A No Wrong Door System for All Populations and All Payers grant” [list of presumably eligible states here]. For more information, including details of a May 27 conference call for potential applicants, please see here or here. LOIs are due June 14, followed by applications on July 27.
SEC. 2405. FUNDING TO EXPAND STATE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTERS. Out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Aging, $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014, to carry out subsections (a)(20)(B)(iii) and (b)(8) of section 202 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3012).