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Rural Aging – Funding & Opportunities

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Award for Excellence in Program Innovation
Awards to recognize innovative best practice models in the field of health and aging.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
Sponsor: Archstone Foundation
Transit Planning for All Mobility on Demand Projects
Funding for inclusive transportation planning, development, and implementation with grassroots-driven mobility on demand solutions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, Community Transportation Association of America, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection Assistance
Technical assistance for American Indian tribes, Alaskan villages, and Hawaiian homesteads in the collection of local data on elder abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
Nursing Workforce Diversity-Eldercare Enhancement Program Inactive
Grants to expand opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the purpose of strengthening the eldercare workforce in rural communities that have disparities in healthcare access and delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2020
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Innovations in Accessible Mobility Inactive
Grants for innovative projects that increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities. Proposed projects should be ready-to-launch upon receipt of award.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Sponsor: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative - Grants to States and Communities Inactive
Grants to support the development and expansion of dementia-capable home and community-based service systems in states and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Administration on Aging National Resource Centers on Older Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaii Programs Inactive
Funding for National Resource Centers on Native American Elders that will concentrate on the development and provision of technical information and expertise and best practices for Indian tribal organizations, Native American communities, educational institutions, and professionals and paraprofessionals in the field.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AARP Community Challenge Inactive
Grants for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2020
Sponsor: AARP
Improving Management of Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults Inactive
Funding to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate strategies to improve the management of opioid use and opioid use disorder in older adults in primary care settings, especially in settings with large segments of socially at-risk older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social Determinants of Health Tech Challenge Inactive
Challenges that are seeking tech solutions to improve healthy aging in rural communities in the areas of cognitive care, care coordination, and social isolation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2020
Sponsors: Accenture, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program Inactive
Grants for training and services to address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, involving victims who are 50 years of age or older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2020
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
Dementia Care: Home- and Community-Based Services (R21 and R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Inactive
Grants for research on the outcomes of care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia by identifying home- and community-based services used, as well as barriers to accessing care and unmet needs. Explaining geographic disparities, such as urban versus rural, in access to and quality of care is a suggested research topic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Empowering Communities to Reduce Falls and Falls Risk Inactive
Grants to help communities reduce falls and/or falls risk among older adults and adults with disabilities through the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs. An emphasis is on projects that will target specific populations, such as rural communities, underserved areas, veterans, caregivers, or Tribal elders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 16, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Instructor Training Grants for Physical Activity Programs Inactive
Grants for local park and recreation agencies to train instructors in evidence-based physical activity programs that are designed to positively impact chronic disease management, increase physical activity engagement, help seniors age in place, and improve quality of life. Instructors must provide services to underserved populations, including populations of color, those living in/near the poverty level, those with limited access to healthcare and human services, rural and other remote geographic populations, and populations highly affected by chronic conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 26, 2019
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Recreation and Park Association
Rural Park and Recreation Agencies Learning Collaborative Grant Inactive
A 4-month learning collaborative for rural park and recreation agencies to explore and establish partnerships in communities to leverage assets and overcome the challenges faced when offering evidence-based programs and services in rural areas. The program is designed for agencies that offer evidence-based physical activity interventions that are designed to positively impact chronic disease management, increase physical activity engagement, help seniors age in place, and improve quality of life.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2019
Sponsor: National Recreation and Park Association
Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Awards Program Inactive
A monetary award for programs or projects that focus on supporting family and informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including projects that focus on rural and low-income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2019
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Inactive
Funding to develop and support Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects for volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in areas that currently do not have an RSVP grant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Aug 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2019
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Tribal Long Term Services and Supports Resource Center Inactive
Funding to support the formation of a Tribal Long Term Services and Supports Resource Center to expand home and community-based supports to enable tribal elders to remain in their homes and/or communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2019
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Inactive
Grants to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will work to equip the primary care workforce and develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care. Special emphasis is on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and partnering with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Inactive
Grants to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high-priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging. The infrastructure support will facilitate research networks through meetings, conferences, small-scale pilots, short-term educational opportunities, and information dissemination. One of the research priorities is rural aging.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program Inactive
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act: Medicare Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Program and Medicare Prescription Drug Enrollment Assistance Inactive
Grants for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, Area Agencies on Aging, and Aging and Disability Resource Center programs for outreach activities to inform beneficiaries that are likely to be eligible for the Low Income Subsidy program or the Medicare Savings Program, and to assist them in applying for benefits.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 3, 2018
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) Inactive
Funding to operate a national center that will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs) Inactive
Awards funding for the implementation of a Benefits Enrollment Center, which will work to find and enroll eligible Medicare beneficiaries (seniors aged 65+ and adults living with disabilities) into benefit programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 12, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: National Council on Aging

Last Updated: 6/2/2020