AARP FOUNDATION SEEKS EVIDENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS
AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, safe, secure and affordable housing, a steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, this grant competition seeks evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be nurtured, evaluated and brought to scale.
Through this grant competition we hope to achieve multiple goals:
- Develop a landscape analysis of evidence-based interventions that serve vulnerable older adults and align with our four impact areas;
- Create a portfolio of grant-funded programs that includes projects with different levels of evidence with the goal of scaling, at the appropriate time, to serve more low-income older adults; and
- Identify solutions that seek to achieve a double bottom line (sustainable programs that achieve a positive financial and social return).
Download the full Request for Applications (RFA) to get started. You will also find the links to the technical assistance webinar registration and the required online pre-application. The required pre-application deadline is October 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET. The invite-only, full application deadline is November 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIRECT LOAN & GRANT PROGRAM
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses. Relevant examples of essential community facilities include:
- Community support services such as community centers (senior centers)
- Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses