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Kathy Greenlee



Maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers.

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ACL works with states, tribes, community providers, universities, nonprofit organizations, businesses and families to help older adults and people with disabilities live in their homes and fully participate in their communities.

ACL’s programs work collaboratively to enhance access to health care and long-term services and supports, while also promoting inclusive community living policies, such as livable communities and competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.

ACL was created in 2012, bringing together the Administration on Aging and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The agency is currently working on implementation of the 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which transferred the Assistive Technology Act programs, Independent Living programs, and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research and from the Department of Education to ACL.

ACL’s goals are as follows:

  • Advocate to ensure the interests of people with disabilities, older adults, and their families are reflected in the design and implementation of public policies and programs.
  • Protect and enhance the rights; and prevent the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Work with older adults and people with disabilities as they fully engage and participate in their communities, make informed decisions, and exercise self-determination and control about their independence, well-being, and health
  • Enable people with disabilities and older adults to live in the community through the availability of and access to high-quality long-term services and supports, including supports for families and caregivers.
  • Implement management and workforce practices that support the integrity and efficient operations of programs serving people with disabilities and older adults

ACL Award History

The Total Award Amounts and Award Number chart shows the number of awards in thousands and the amount of award dollars in billions that ACL granted during the current and previous 5 fiscal years. The number of awards is shown in the blue bars. The award dollars are represented as gold bars. Data for the current fiscal year, at the far right of the chart, are depicted in brighter colors.

Hover over any bar to see a tool tip that shows award or dollar data.

In the legend, click on Number of Awards to see only the gold bars display in the chart. Click on Total Award Amount to see only the blue bars.

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ACF Total Awards

The interactive pie charts compare ACL total award dollars in billions, and ACL total number of awards in thousands, with the award dollars and number of awards of all other granting HHS agencies. Mouse over any pie segment to see the percentage that segment represents.

The charts' segments can be rearranged. Click on and hold a segment and move the mouse in a circular motion.

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Awards by U.S. Location

The map below shows ACL's total or discretionary total awards and award dollars granted by state for FY 2014, including U.S. Territories. for FY 2014, including U.S. Territories. Mouse over a location to view award data. Hide or restore a location within a range of dollars by clicking on the colored boxes in the legend.

United States Territories: American Samoa (AS), Federal States Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MH), Puerto Rico (PR), Republic of the Marshall Islands (MP), Republic of Palau (PW), Virgin Islands (VI).

Top 20 Discretionary Award Recipients

The map below uses a range of blue circles to show the top 20 national recipients of ACL discretionary awards ranked by dollar amount. Larger, darker circles indicate higher rank and amount (see legend). States without a circle did not have a recipient in the top 20. Mouse over a colored circle to view recipient and award data.

United States Territories: American Samoa (AS), Federal States Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MH), Puerto Rico (PR), Republic of the Marshall Islands (MP), Republic of Palau (PW), Virgin Islands (VI).

Treemap - Non-discretionary Grant Program Awards

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