Supporting Older Adults in Extraordinary Times

The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for services to address the impact of COVID-19 and the civil unrest in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities. Services must meet specifications of one of the following titles of the Older Americans Act: 

Title IIIB – Supportive Services

Title IIIC – Senior Nutrition Services

Title IIIE – National Family Caregiver Support Program 

The extraordinary circumstances of the past few months have created increased needs for older adults, particularly for those who are low income and people of color. Funding will be awarded to organizations that provide services for people in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. Services must meet specifications of one of the following titles of the Older Americans Act: 

For-profit agencies, nonprofit agencies, and units of government are encouraged to respond to this Request for Proposals (RFP). Providers that do not currently receive Older Americans Act funding through MAAA are encouraged to submit proposals. Organizations that are currently funded by MAAA may submit proposals for new services only. 

MAAA will make awards in amounts of up to $25,000. Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis from July 2020 to December 1, 2020, or when all available funds have been awarded.  Additional information about the grant process can be found here and here.  

Staff from MAAA will be providing an overview of the grant process and will be available to answer questions during an information session on Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m.  To participate, register here.

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