NCOA Grants for New Benefits Enrollment Centers
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National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) provides funding to
qualified organizations to serve as Benefits Enrollment
Centers (BECs) to carry out coordinated, community-wide
strategies to identify and enroll older adults aged 65+
and adults living with disabilities who are eligible
Medicare beneficiaries. BECs focus on providing
application assistance to eligible participants for the
following 5 core benefit programs:
- Medicare Part D Extra Help (or Low-Income Subsidy,
- Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP,
formerly Food Stamps)
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Special consideration is given to organizations that are
serving areas not currently served by a BEC and
organizations focused on serving NCOA target populations,
which include but are not limited to:
- People living in rural areas and border communities
- African Americans
- Asian Americans
- Tribal members living on and off reservation land
- People with disabilities
- LGBTQ individuals
- People with limited English proficiency
State or community-based nonprofit organizations,
government agencies, and faith-based organizations
working to address the needs of older adults and adults
with disabilities are eligible to apply.
Amount of funding
Up to $100,000 for a one-year project period.
Links to additional guidance and the application
instructions are available on the program website.
Applicants must submit a letter of intent (LOI) using the
application portal beginning May 4, 2021. After a LOI
has been submitted, applicants will receive a link to the
complete application, with a deadline of July 1, 2021.
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Benefit enrollment and application · Black or African American · Community and faith-based initiatives · Elderly population · Food security and nutrition · Hispanic or Latino · Immigrants · Income support and assistance · LGBTQ+ · Limited English proficient · Medicaid · Medicare · People with disabilities · Poverty · Veterans
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