Minnesota Area Agencies on Aging offer a number of funding opportunities, including funds from the Older Americans Act and from state governmental sources.
Older Americans Act Funding Opportunities
Minnesota’s Area Agencies on Aging distribute Title III funds authorized by the Older Americans Act to help community-based agencies provide quality, comprehensive services for older adults and their caregivers. The following services are supported through a competitive bidding process. Check with your local Area Agency on Aging for current Requests for Proposals (RFP).
Caregiver Support & Respite Care Services
Services and resources focused on meeting the needs of caregivers providing care for an older family member, friend or neighbor. Services include respite, coaching/counseling, education, training and support.
Services by paid staff or volunteers include lawn mowing, snow shoveling, light and heavy housekeeping, grocery shopping and others.
Education, outreach, screening and home visits promote health and prevent disease. Current services include medication management, depression screening, and group exercise and wellness activities.
Legal representation, advice, information and referral on a variety of legal issues: housing, health and income benefits, citizenship and consumer credit.
Medication Management Therapy Services
Optimizes medication therapeutic outcomes for individual seniors.
Nutrition & Nutrition Support Services
Nutritious meals provided in group settings and to homebound individuals. Participants receive nutrition education and other support services. Ethnic and culturally age-specific meals are available.
Information and referral, outreach, advocacy, translation/interpretation and short-term case management services provided by minority operated agencies help minority and non-English speaking elders obtain services they need.
Coordinated Transportation Services
Group and individual transportation services for medical appointments, grocery shopping, congregate senior dining, social and recreational activities and other appointments.
Community Service/Services Development (CS/SD)
Since 2001, the Minnesota Legislature has provided funding to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to help communities rebalance their long-term care service delivery system and increase their capacity to help people age 65 and older to stay in their own homes and communities. These dollars are given to organizations through Community Service/Community Services Development grants, also known as CS/SD.
The CS/SD grants promote targeted development to meet the challenges identified in the Aging 2030 initiative and the expected pressures on Minnesota’s long-term care system.
Local Area Agencies on Aging provide technical assistance to applicants and help to evaluate proposals. For further information, read more about the request for proposals for fiscal year 2015.