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NCOA Grants for New Benefits Enrollment Centers

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National Council on Aging
Oct 5, 2023

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)
  • Medicaid
  • 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
  • Immigrants
  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Hispanic/Latinos
  • Tribal members living on and off reservation land
  • People with disabilities
  • LGBTQ individuals
  • People with limited English proficiency
  • Veterans

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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $100,000 for a one-year project period.

Application process

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.

Tagged as
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 · LGBTQI+ · Limited English proficient · Medicaid · Medicare · People with disabilities · Poverty · Veterans

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