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Community Supports for Rural Aging in Place and Independent Living – Funding & Opportunities

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Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their caregivers with projects and initiatives that foster inclusion, community engagement, and health and wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2022
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program
Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics as academic geriatricians or academic geriatrics specialists. 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: Nov 3, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Community Care Corps Local Models Program Inactive
Funding for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, and adults with disabilities to help individuals maintain their independence and age in place. The program intends to fund local models that represent a diverse cross section of the United States in terms of geography; urban, rural, frontier, and tribal communities; and underserved and limited English-speaking populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, Caregiver Action Network, National Association for Area Agencies on Aging, The Oasis Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI) Inactive
Funding to operate a national center that addresses the need for culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Native American/Alaska Native communities. Activities include developing culturally specific materials for tribes, gathering and disseminating information on best practices, and gathering and disseminating examples and information on model tribal codes to address elder maltreatment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): May 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Rural Health Equity Learning Collaborative Inactive
A learning collaborative for health center providers and outreach staff who care for older adults, including former agricultural workers and their families. The program will focus on strategies to enable patients in rural areas to successfully age in community by identifying and addressing their social determinants of health needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2022
Sponsors: Harvard University, Migrant Clinicians Network, National Center for Equitable Care for Elders
Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Inactive
Grants to support multidisciplinary collaborative teams that offer services and support to individuals with disabilities and deaf individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Mar 28, 2022
Sponsors: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
AARP Community Challenge Inactive
Grants for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community. The 2022 application cycle will focus on public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion, coronavirus recovery and other community improvements. Applications from rural communities are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2022
Sponsor: AARP
Empowering Communities to Deliver and Sustain Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs Inactive
Funding 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, and/or tribal elders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I Inactive
Funding for research and/or development that improves the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, with an emphasis on community living and participation, health and function, and employment. The program places particular emphasis on helping women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and applicants from underrepresented or rural areas compete in the Small Business Innovation Research program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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 18, 2021
Sponsors: Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Family Caregiver Alliance, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Last Updated: 9/1/2022