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ACL Formula Grant Support

The APS TARC provides technical assistance, via individual requests, webinars and other mechanisms, to recipients of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) grants to APS programs in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia. These grants are frequently referred to as “formula grants” as funds are allocated based on a formula outlined in the Elder Justice Act. 

ACL and the APS TARC use the collaboration service Huddle to post many technical assistance materials. If you are a state grant recipient, please login to your individual Huddle account to view recorded webinars and other resource documents.



If state APS programs have questions about these funds or issues accessing Huddle, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page. 

Elder Justice Act—Adult Protective Services

ACL established the Elder Justice Act—Adult Protective Services funding opportunity in accordance with the Elder Justice Act (EJA) as authorized and funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, Public Law 117–328. The purpose of this opportunity is to enhance and improve adult protective services provided by states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funds awarded to states and territories under this opportunity provide APS programs with resources to enhance, improve, and expand the ability of APS to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.


More information about these grants can be found at the link below.


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Grants to Enhance Adult Protective Services

The American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, became law in March 2021. ARPA provided a total of over $252 million to APS programs in every state, territory, and the District of Columbia.


The table in the link below shows the amount of funds provided for year one (FFY 2021), year two (FFY 2022), and supplemental funding issued in FFY 2023 of the ARPA grants.



One of the requirements for the release of the first year of ARPA funds was for state APS programs to develop a 3–5-year Operational Plan for how they would invest their combined year 1 and 2 ARPA allocations. Visit the link below to view Operational Plans.



Frequently Asked Questions and Reporting Guidance Documents

ACL issued two documents to provide guidance to APS programs on ARPA funding and guidelines for reporting. Visit the links below for more. 


Last Modified: 01/04/2024