NCOA Grants for New Benefits Enrollment Centers
Application: Jul 1, 2021
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, LIS)
- 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.
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 online 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.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.