Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

Application Deadline:  Monday, December 20, 2021

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)’s Community Food Projects (CFP) is funding two grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). CFP supports the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. The purpose of the PP is to complete a plan towards the improvement of community food security. For more information and an outline of primary goals, read the CFP funding opportunity announcement.

FY2022 Farm to School RFA

Application Deadline:  Monday, January 10, 2022

The fiscal year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is open! The Grant RFA can be found online HERE. Additional resources for the FY 2022 Farm to School Grant application are now available on the “Related Documents” tab of the page. Visit for templates to assist with the proposal narrative and budget narrative sections of the application, plus a fillable priority declaration checklist!

Be sure to visit the Resources for Grant Applicants page to access other helpful resources when applying for a Farm to School Grant. These links are for our webinars that provide specific assistance on applying:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and Falls Prevention Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline:  Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET
ACL has announced two new Notices of Funding Opportunities.  Please see details below:2022 Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based CDSME Programs
The intent of this funding opportunity is to help communities develop or expand capacity for, deliver, and sustain evidence-based CDSME programs for older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved geographic areas and populations.2022 Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
The intent of this funding opportunity is to help communities develop, deliver, and sustain evidence-based falls prevention programs that reduce falls and falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities, particularly those in underserved geographic areas and populations.

ReConnect Program

Deadline:  Tuesday, February 22, 2022

USDA Rural Development will accept applications starting on November 24, 2021, to expand the availability of broadband in rural areas. $350 million in grant funding  – no matching funds requirement – is being made available for Tribal governments.

Learn more here.

Rural Business Development Grant Program

Application Deadline:  Monday, February 28, 2022

Provides grants to support technical assistance and training for small rural businesses.  Each year, Congress has mandated that a portion of this program is set-aside to fund projects that benefit members of federally recognized Tribes.

Learn more here.

Indigenous Communities Program

Application Deadline:  Rolling

U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration offers American Rescue Plan funding specifically for Indigenous Communities to develop and execute economic development projects to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future.  Learn more here.

Click here for a list of more funding opportunities for Tribes and Tribal members

Catholic Charities USA Social Innovation Challenge

The CCUSA Innovation Challenge was created to inspire member agencies (and their community partners) within the Catholic Charities network to propose fresh solutions toward alleviating, reducing or eliminating poverty.  The services offered by Catholic Charities are extensive, and range from free or low cost food, housing programs to strengthen families, rent help, and financial help paying for basic needs. The exact types of Catholic Charity programs near you and social services offered will vary by location.

For more information about the CCUSA Innovation Challenge visit:  To find the Catholic Charities nearest to you and see what services and assistance are available, click here.

HFC Dementia Home Care Grant
Awarded on a bi-monthly basisHFC® (formerly Hilarity for Charity) and the Home Instead Senior Care® network are working together to award home care grants to those providing care to their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The home care grants will be awarded across the United States and Canada.  These grants are for respite care hours, there is no cash value.The goal of the home care grant is to provide exceptional home care to families affected by this disease and to give these families support and rest. These grants are facilitated by Home Instead, where available. To be eligible for the Recharge Relief Grant or the Extended Relief Respite Grant, the caregiver or loved one living with Alzheimer’s and dementia must fit within the following criteria:

  • Currently living at home with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
  • Facing financial and emotional hardships due to the unique challenges of Alzheimer’s or related dementia.
  • Resides in the United States or Canada.

Learn more and apply here.

Title VI Afternoon Chat

Information About Title VI Grants

MIPPA Cheat Sheet
updated August 2021This MIPPA cheat sheet will help you understand the important dates and grant requirements for FY19 and FY20 Tribal MIPPA grants, as well as provide you with ways to spend down your MIPPA dollars.Download the MIPPA Cheat Sheet here.

New Title VI Spending Quick Guide!

The Office for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Programs is pleased to announce the release of its newly created “Spending Quick Guide”.  The purpose of this guide is to help identify the many different ways that Title VI and COVID-19 grants may be used to support Title VI programs by providing an easy-to-use, searchable list of some of the most common expenditures found in Title VI operations.

Download the Title VI Spending Quick Guide here.  Please contact us if you have any problems downloading or viewing the guide.

Title VI Part A/B, C and NSIP 2019 No-Cost Extension Awards

No-cost extension awards on all FY19 grants were issued in mid-April. Funds must be obligated by 3/31/21 and liquidated 90 days after (6/30/21). If you need the amount of your no-cost extension award, please contact your ACL regional administrator.

Title VI Grants Cheat Sheet
updated September 2021
A quick guide to the program periods, reporting expectations, and allowable services under the Title VI grants, including Title VI Part A/B/C grants, FFCRA and CARES supplemental grants is available.  Find the updated Title VI Grants Cheat Sheet here.

Large Purchase Request Information

You will need to submit a large purchase request for any single purchase over $5,000. To do this:

  • After 6/19/20: The COVID exception expired and you will need to submit 3 bids for the item you would like to purchase.
  • The item you submit you wish to purchase must be American made.
  • You will submit the bid and the large purchase request to your Regional Administrator.
  • Please do not purchase the large item until you have received approval from ACL’s grants office.

Download the large purchase request template here.  If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

FAQ for Title VI Grantees
updated February 8, 2021
ACL has received numerous questions related to how Title VI grantees can use grant funds to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.  ACL has provided responses to many of the questions in this FAQ document.  Read the updated FAQ here.
For more COVID-19 resources and information, please check .

The Counting Cord
Newsletter of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe – Fall 2021 issue.  Read it here.
Anishinaabeg TodayNewsletter of the White Earth Reservation – November 3, 2021 issue.  Read it here.Puyallup Tribal News
Newsletter of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians – November 2021 issue.  Read it here.

Send Us Your Tribal Newsletters!

We would love to learn more about your program or tribe.  Please send us your tribal newsletters so we can read about the exciting things you do for your community and elders.  We’ll share it in the weekly blast to our Title VI listserv!

ACL/AoA Contacts

Main Points of Contact


Cynthia LaCounte
Director, Office for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs
Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

Cecelia Aldridge
Aging Services Program Specialist, Program Officer
Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

Leslie Green
Aging Programs Specialist
Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

Jasmine Aplin
Program Analyst
Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

David Long
Program Analyst
Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

ACL Regional Staff

Download the Regional Administrator Map here.

Title VI Directors List

Please find the complete list of Title VI Directors here on the Older Indians website.

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