Administration for Community Living, HHS.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is proud to announce the Center for Improved Health of Persons with Limb Loss (Limb Loss Program) is moving to ACL as a result of the 2015 budget recently signed by President Obama.
The Limb Loss Program supports a national resource center and related activities that provides comprehensive information and resources to assist individuals and families dealing with Limb Loss. The Limb Loss Program currently operates through a cooperative agreement between the Amputee Coalition and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACL will be working with the CDC on transitioning the program to ACL.
Program Name: Limb Loss Program
Award Amount: $2,730,000
Project Period: 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2016
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.325 Discretionary Projects
Estimated Project Period—April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016.
I. Program Description
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to continue existing activities to promote health, wellness and the adoption of healthy behaviors with the objective of preventing and/or reducing chronic conditions associated with limb loss. The grantee will continue to use both traditional and innovative approaches that will educate and inform people with disabilities, their family members, health care providers, policy makers, community members, and the general public.
Justification: The Limb Loss Program currently operates through a cooperative agreement between the Amputee Coalition and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACL will be working with the CDC on transitioning the program to ACL. To ensure uninterrupted continuation of the grant goals and objectives, ACL plans to issue a one year non-competing award to the incumbent Limb Loss Program grantee, Amputee Coalition.
II. Agency Contact
For further information or comments regarding this action, contact Ophelia M. McLain, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Innovation, One Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20001; telephone (202) 690-7025; fax (202) 357-3560; email Ophelia.McLain@acl.hhs.gov.
Dated: February 26, 2015.
Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging.
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