Housing and Services for Low-Income Elderly

Posted by on September 17, 2012

LeadingAge Offers Grants to Member Organizations to Fund Innovative Projects That Blend Housing and Services for Low-Income Elderly
Deadline: October 30, 2012

LeadingAge, an association of six thousand not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old, has announced the availability of grants through its new Innovations Fund. The fund is designed to help catalyze innovation among LeadingAge members by funding programs that have demonstrable impact on residents, clients, families, employees, or the broader community.

Applications will only be accepted from members of the organization. A total of $100,000 is available through the Innovations Fund in its inaugural year for projects that address the critical importance of bringing housing and services together to meet the needs of lower income elderly.

Winning proposals will address one or several dimensions of housing with services, including assessment (development/implementation of resident assessment tools, using information to prioritize services, developing resident service plans); health and wellness programming (health promotion activities, self-care management, chronic care management, transitional care and health education); partnerships with service providers (co-location of services, development of formal collaborations with community health and social service agencies), workforce training (service coordinator training, property manager training around linking housing and services), and technology (assistive devices, retrofitting and home modification, wireless communication, telehealth).

Grants will be awarded in increments of up to $25,000 in the first year. Multi-year proposals will be considered.

Applications are due on or before October 30, 2012, but priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by September 30, 2012.

For complete program information and application procedures, visit the LeadingAge Web site.


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