The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the national voice for every person’s right to age well, has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) to establish a new capacity-building center to support the nation’s direct care workforce.  

Under the 5-year, $6.5 million grant, NCOA is leading a coalition of organizations to develop and deliver core competencies and professional development for direct care professionals whose work enables older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers to lead healthy and independent lives. 

NCOA is leveraging the strengths of these national partners: