Discretionary Grants for Research and Demonstration
AoA funds projects under Title IV of the Older Americans Act
to encourage projects that develop, test and disseminate best
practices to be used by organizations in the Aging Network. Competitive
grants allow AoA to exercise discretion in selecting the projects
to be funded and determining the amount to be awarded.
Because of the nature of these projects, substantial involvement
on the part of the Agency is often necessary, as a result, discretionary
grants are increasingly being administered as cooperative agreements.
In addition, funds that Congress has set aside for specific legislatively-defined
purposes are administered with Title IV projects . (See: Catalogue
of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) for more on Title IV
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