Older Americans Act Service Grants
Announcing Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY 2023-2025 Older Americans Act Service Grants
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan (AAANM) is excited to announce an RFP for funding of Older Americans Act services in the ten-county region of northwest Michigan: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford.
Pre-Application Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022, 5 pm EST
To be considered for funding, and have access to the full RFP application, all interested applicants must complete and submit a pre-application by the deadline via email to [email protected].
Services for which proposals are being requested include:
- Single-Year Grants:
- Disease Prevention/Health Promotion ($20,000)
- Multi-Year Grants
- Adult Day Services ($60,000)
- Congregate Meals ($459,921)
- Home Delivered Meals ($769,049)
- Kinship Caregiver Support ($10,000)
- Legal Assistance ($30,000)
Non-profit corporations, for-profit corporations, or units of general purpose government or agencies thereof, are eligible to respond. All potential grantees must be able to comply with the MDHHS Bureau of Aging, Community Living, and Supports (ACLS Bureau) Operating Standards for Service Programs.
Originally enacted in 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was the first federal-level initiative aimed at comprehensively addressing the need for community social services for older adults. The Act supports a range of essential home- and community-based services—including home-delivered and congregate meals, family caregiver support, in-home assistance, preventive health services, transportation, job training, protection from abuse, and other supportive services—which help millions of older adults live as independently as possible in their homes and communities.
In addition, OAA services play a key role in preventing more costly institutional services and hospitalizations by helping people remain in their own homes and assisting family caregivers. While the program is open to all older individuals, generally defined as 60 and older, states must target “older individuals with the greatest economic need and older individuals with the greatest social need, with particular attention to low-income minority individuals, older individuals residing in rural areas, low-income individuals, and frail individuals.”
AAANM grants OAA and Older Michiganians Act (OMA) funding for certain home- and community-based services through an open and competitive request for proposals process (typically every three years).
One- to three-year grant agreements are awarded to selected organizations. Funding can vary from year to year based on availability of OAA and OMA dollars.
Currently AAANM holds FY 2020-2022 OAA Grant Agreements for:
- Adult Day Services
- Grand Traverse Pavilions Adult Day Center
- Wexford County Council on Aging Daybreak Adult Day Center
- Nutrition Services – Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
- Antrim County Commission on Aging
- Benzie Senior Resources
- Charlevoix County Commission on Aging
- Friendship Centers of Emmet County
- Kalkaska County Commission on Aging
- Manistee County Council on Aging (as of January 2021)
- Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
- Legal Assistance
- Legal Services of Northern Michigan
- Kinship Caregiver Support
- Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan
For questions about these services please contact the AAANM Grants Manager at (231) 421-9612.