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

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Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
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 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust Grants
Grants for organizations that work to meet the needs of ill and injured veterans and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2021
Sponsor: Disabled American Veterans
AARP Community Challenge Inactive
Grants for projects that work to improve livability for all residents of a community. The 2021 application cycle will focus on public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity, and inclusion. Applications from rural communities are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 14, 2021
Sponsor: AARP
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): Feb 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2021
Sponsor: Office on Violence Against Women
Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Inactive
Grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the daily lives of people with paralysis and their families. The 2021 cycle includes an option to focus on social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsor: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program Expansion Sponsor Competition Inactive
Program that engages adults age 55 and over to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers serve an average of 20 hours per week, providing companionship to ease loneliness and social isolation, assisting with transportation and light chores, helping to serve as eyes and ears to professionals who can intervene in the case of medical or other deterioration on the part of the clients, and giving support to informal caregivers. Rural communities are a priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
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
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 8, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2021
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, 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 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 2, 2021
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: Nov 16, 2020
Sponsors: Family Caregiver Alliance, Helen Daniels Bader Fund, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Addressing Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Local Preparedness Planning, Mitigation, and Recovery Efforts Inactive
Funding to improve the capacity of local health departments to address the needs of people with disabilities when planning and responding to outbreaks and other national emergencies, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2020
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of County and City Health Officials

Last Updated: 4/20/2021