Apply to Become an Evidence-Based Program

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is accepting Letters of Intent for ACL Title III-D Evidence-Based Program Review. The purpose of the review process is to identify new health and wellness community-based programs that provide older adults and people with disabilities the education and tools they need to remain healthy and independent.
The NCOA oversees the program review process in partnership with the Evidence-Based Leadership Collaborative (EBLC). NCOA and EBLC have established a Review Council to assess whether applicants meet the ACL Title III-D criteria for evidence-based programs. The Review Council consists of national leaders with expertise in program research, evaluation, and implementation.
The Review Council conducts a two-stage program application process:
  •  Stage 1: The first stage application addresses the effectiveness, evidence, and evaluation details related to the program. Note that there are two separate Stage 1 applications: one application specifically for falls prevention programs, and another application for all other health promotion and disease prevention programs. Once evaluated by Review Council members with expertise in research and program evaluation, applicants will be notified whether or not they will be invited to complete the second stage of the application.
  • Stage 2 (by invitation only): The second stage will require information about the program implementation, training, dissemination materials, supports available, and other elements essential for successful implementation
  • Letter of Intent (Required) Due | October 29, 2021 
  • Stage 1 Application Due (Research/Effectiveness) | November 30, 2021
  • Invitation to Submit Stage 2 Application (Program Implementation) | By January 31, 2022
  • Stage 2 Application Due | March 11, 2022
  • Notifications to Applicants | By June 3, 2022
If you have questions about the Evidence-Based Program Review application process, please contact Jennifer Tripken (
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Date Posted: 
Friday, October 1, 2021
Date Closing: 
Friday, October 29, 2021
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
The National Council on Aging (NCOA)
Contact Email or Phone: 
Jennifer Tripken (