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Rural Aging Funding & Opportunities

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AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award
Offers awards to American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living member facilities that display commitment to quality improvement principles.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
Sponsor: American Health Care Association
Elder Maltreatment Survey: Data Collection Assistance
Technical assistance to 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
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Grant Program
Grants for projects that offer assistance to foster youth, elder populations, veterans, and people with disabilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 14 Western states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
Phyllis and Milton Berg Family Respite Care Grant Inactive
Funding to help alleviate the cost of respite care for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Sponsor: Alzheimer's Foundation of America
NIEJI Native Elder Abuse Innovation Award Inactive
Grants to tribal community-based organizations to carry out activities to prevent, identify, and address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in local tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2017
Sponsor: National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative
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
Letter of Intent (Optional): Oct 25, 2017
Application Deadline: Nov 8, 2017
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
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
Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards Inactive
Offers a monetary award to programs or projects that focus on supporting family or 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 2, 2017
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18) Inactive
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects concerning the delivery of healthcare in inner-city and rural areas, including frontier areas. Priority research areas include quality, safety, cost, efficiency, and expansion of insurance coverage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2017
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Elder Justice Innovation Grants Inactive
Funding to support the development and advancement of new and emerging issues related to elder justice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 9, 2017
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, 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
Provides grants to 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 14, 2017
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Award for Excellence in Program Innovation Inactive
Awards to recognize innovative best practice models in the field of health and aging.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Archstone Foundation
Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Inactive
Funding to develop Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older in serving specific local and community needs in communities that do not currently have RSVP programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 7, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grants for Native Americans and Native American Caregiver Support Program Inactive
Funding for programs to increase home- and community-based services to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians who are age 60 or older.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 12, 2016
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living
Innovations in Accessible Mobility Inactive
Grants for innovative projects that increase accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2016
Sponsor: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Senior Companion Program (SCP) Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Competition Inactive
Awards funding to Indian tribes for Senior Companion Programs that will utilize volunteer adults, age 55 and older, to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance in their homes or in the community.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2016
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Inactive
Provides funding to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will work to equip the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults, and develop a healthcare workforce that will seek to include patient and family engagement by integrating geriatrics with primary care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 5, 2015
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce
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): May 6, 2014
Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2014
Sponsor: Administration for Community Living

Last Updated: 9/27/2017