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Cooperative Agreement to a USA Agency, Tribe, Nonprofit, or IHE

National Pension Technical Assistance Resource Center

GrantWatch ID# 207864
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
Administration on Aging (AoA)
CFDA Number: 93.048
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-PCRC-0091
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Important Dates
Deadline: 03/21/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA agency, Tribe, nonprofit, hospital, or IHE to establish and run a national resource center whose purpose is to provide pension assistance to the elderly. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

Through this funding opportunity announcement, ACL plans to award one (1) cooperative agreement for a National Pension Assistance and Resource Center (NPARC) to support the Pension Counseling and Information Program’s grantees and others, to encourage coordination among the projects, State and Areas Agencies on Aging, legal services providers, and other potential providers of pension assistance by providing substantive legal training, technical assistance, programmatic coordination, and nationwide outreach, information and referral. The award is a cooperative agreement because ACL will be substantially involved in the project.

Pension Counseling and Information Program activities enhance the financial, emotional, physical, and mental well-being of people in retirement, thereby increasing their capacity for independent choice with regard to health care and medication, nutrition, and living conditions, as well as planning for long-term care. These decisions, in turn, support maintenance of security and independence in retirement, to make better financial and other choices in retirement, and to enable retirees to remain in their own homes and communities with high quality of life free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The Program significantly contributes to the overall mission of AoA in the following ways:

  • Monetary recoveries help individuals achieve and maintain a steady income stream providing financial security, which in turn allows them to remain in their homes and communities;
  • Outreach information directly increases access to consumers on issues related empowering individuals to make informed decisions with respect to pensions and other employer-sponsored retirement plans;
  • Direct information and advocacy services efficiently fill an important gap across a broad spectrum of need, since no single government agency has a comprehensive and person-centered formal responsibility to assist retirement plan participants;
  • Program capacity is maximized through partnerships with community-based organizations and the aging network.

Applicants must submit a project plan, the primary goal of which is to establish or continue a national technical assistance and resource center in support of the ACL regional counseling projects and other appropriate providers of pension assistance. Applications must demonstrate the ability to accomplish a set of goals and activities that includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Nationwide Client Referral and Program Outreach
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement


  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in the text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

For a list of Funding Restrictions, see p. 21 of the FOA in Attached Files.

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Applications: 03/21/2023 by 11:59 PM ET
Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or, with

Please note, ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through in Workspace. The registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a UEI and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

Under this ACL program, ACL will fund no more than 75% of the project’s total cost, which means the applicant must cover at least 25% of the project’s total cost with non-Federal resources. In other words, for every three (3) dollars received in Federal funding, the applicant must contribute at least one (1) dollar in non-Federal resources toward the project’s total cost.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $415,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $350,000 Per Budget Period

Term of Contract
Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 07/01/2023

Contact Information
Project Officer:
Jeremy Bell
Phone: (202) 795-7374
Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services

Grants Management Specialist:
Miles Rather
Phone: (202) 240-3165
Office of Grants Management

For assistance with, please contact them at or 800-518-4726 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

RFP & Supporting Documents
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