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Information Alert: Funding Opportunity for States to Enhance Consumer Access to Long-Term Services and Supports through No Wrong Door Systems

At the end of May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) announced a funding opportunity for states to enhance consumer access to long-term services and supports through No Wrong Door (NWD) systems, entitled Transforming State LTSS Access Functions into a No Wrong Door System for All Populations and All Payers: Statewide Implementation. This grant builds on previous Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) efforts and is part of a years-long effort to streamline access to LTSS for seniors and individuals with disabilities of all ages and all incomes.

Applications are due July 27, 2015, and up to six awards with an award ceiling of $850,000 will be granted. Applicants must be from one of the 25 states that received a planning grant in 2014.

Applicants must be a state entity designated by the Governor, and the application must involve the state unit on aging, state entities serving people with disabilities, and the state authorities administering mental health services.