Direct Service, Education, Outreach for Older Americans – Apr 22

Posted by AARP Foundation on April 7, 2020

AARP Foundation Welcomes Applications From Direct Service, Education, Outreach, and Field-Building Projects

The AARP Foundation works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity and social connectedness. As AARP’s charitable affiliate, the foundation makes grants to organizations working to advance evidence-based projects that can become sustainable and practical solutions to the challenges facing low-income older adults.

The foundation’s goals for serving low-income people age 50 and older (LI50+) include increasing earnings, savings, and Social Security benefits for the LI50+ population reducing housing, health care, food, and transportation expenditures.

Under this Request for Application, the foundation welcomes proposals for direct-service projects that can show that low-income older adults who participate in the proposed project experience an increase in economic opportunity (increased income or reduced expenditures). Other types of projects that advance economic opportunity in low-income older adults on a systemic level also will be considered.

(Note: there are two separate funding opportunities: one for Direct Service projects and one for Education, Outreach or Field-Building projects. Application requirements and funding levels vary based on the type of project.)

Grants ranging up to a maximum of $150,000 over three years will be awarded in support of both types of projects.

Applications are due April 22 by 5:00 p.m. Winning applicants will be notified of their awards in June, with the grant period scheduled to start July 1.

For the complete RFA (for both opportunities) and additional information, see the AARP Foundation website.

Deadline: April 22, 2020

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