Vermont Applies for TBI State Partnership Grant

16 April 2018

The Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living is pleased to annouce the submission of an Administration of Community Living (ACL) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Grant. The application was submitted April 16, 2018 and the ACL expects to annouce awards by June 1, 2018. Awards are expected to be up to $150,000 per year for three years (2018-2021).

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being, and health of persons with TBI across the lifespan, their families, and their caregivers. Through the TBI State Partnership Program, the goal is two-fold: 1) To allow states, to strengthen and grow their capacity to support and maintain a system of services and supports that will help maximize the independence, well-being, and health of persons with TBI and 2) To learn from and call upon the expertise of states that have built and maintained a strong and sophisticated state TBI infrastructure. Applicants must agree to provide the required 2:1 state match; support a state TBI advisory council; provide at least one dedicated staff person at 50% FTE; create an annual TBI state plan; create and/or expand a state TBI registry; and work with one or more Mentor States to increase the applicant’s capacity to provide access to comprehensive and coordinated services for individuals with TBI and their families.

If Vermont receives an award, the grant wil be administered through the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), Adult Services Division (ASD) in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of Vermont (BIA), the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Vermont Department of Health. Work will focus on:

1) Improving the surveillance of TBI;

2) Improving care transitions for individuals with TBI and their families/caregivers;

3) Improving ease of access to programs and community support services;

4) Improving screening for TBI upon entry into the correctional system; and

5) Creating a person-centered culture in the correctional system for underserved individuals with TBI. 

For more information about the TBI State Partnership Grant Application:

 

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