NEWS from the Elder Justice Coalition
Rep. Peter King Sends Letter to Office of Victims of Crime on Release of Funds to Elder Justice Victims

EJC leaders worked with Rep. Peter King (NY) to develop a letter (PDF) to Joye Frost, Director of the Office of Victims of Crime in the Justice Department, to request that the Crime Victims Fund specifically allocates a portion of its grants and services to victims of crimes involving elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

 

The Crime Victims Fund (created under the Victims of Crime Act) received a large increase from Congress in the FY15 Appropriations Act, which released $2.36 billion to the Fund--a 350% increase from previous years--and thus the Fund has a considerable extra amount of money to spend.

 

Rep. King asks in his letter that as the population ages and elder abuse increases, a "proportionate amount" of the Fund be released to support elder abuse victims and the services they need. The letter was sent April 22.

"Sources Sought Notice" RFI on NEW ACL APS Technical Assistance Center
A notice from Stephanie Eliason at the Administration for Community Living:

I'm sharing information with you all about a new "Request for Information" (RFI) that the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has posted related to the operation of ACL's National APS Technical Assistance Center.

 

Of particular note is that ACL is proposing to fund the National APS Technical Assistance Center as a contract, rather than as a grant.  Because this is a new funding mechanism for the National APS Technical Assistance Center, we have posted on FedBizOpps a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE to determine the availability of potential businesses that can meet ACL's needs for supporting state APS programs as they work to enhance their programs and service systems, as well as interface with ACL's National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS).The information from this market research will help us plan our specific acquisition strategy.

 

ACL encourages all parties interested in providing input into ACL's National APS Technical Assistance Center to review the RFI. Proposals in response to the RFI must be received by June 13, 2015.

 

It is important to note that in order to apply for any acquisitions funding opportunity, the applicant must be on an approved GSA schedule.  Organizations known to have subject matter expertise in elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation and/or APS may be contacted by vendors on the GSA schedule to provide technical assistance and/or to collaborate on the RFI, as well as on any future acquisition opportunities ACL posts in this topic area. For organizations interested in the process to get on a GSA schedule please see this link.  

Save the Date: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Reception in DC!
For those of you who are local to Washington, DC or who will be in the area on June 15, you are cordially invited to the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Reception co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) and the Elder Justice Coalition. The official save the date is here (PDF) and you may RSVP at this link. For more information or if you have special needs, please email info@elderjusticecoalition.com
Save the Date: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summit in DC!
For those of you who are local to Washington, DC or who will be in the area on June 15, you are also invited to the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Global Summit! The EJC is a partnering organization. To read the agenda and for more information, see this flyer (PDF).
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