While the infrastructure created by the Older Americans Act laid the foundation for the current aging services network, the law was not intended to meet all the community service needs of older people.
Aging network programs must leverage other federal and nonfederal funding sources to serve older people.
New funding source: NCOA’s Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative, supported by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation. To learn more about this initiative read more at: http://www.ncoa.org/enhance-economic-security/center-for-benefits/food-nutrition/ncoas-senior-snap-enrollment.html.

Event: Writing Effective Proposals: Tips for a Strong Application

February 22, 2016

The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will present the webinar—Writing Effective Proposals: Tips for a Strong Application—on March 3, 2016.   Participants who attend this webinar will: 1) learn how to read a grant or contract announcement to identify the key requirements; 2) learn how to structure the proposal writing process; 3) better understand… Read more »

2016 NRCNA Mini Grant Initiative FAQs

May 6, 2016

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) announces a new mini-grant initiative for community-based Senior Nutrition Programs to participate in a national learning collaborative. This initiative will not only provide funding to the successful applicants, but will also provide technical assistance, both in person and through a variety of other learning activities. The… Read more »

2016 Request for Applications: Building the Business Capacity of Senior Nutrition Programs

June 7, 2016

The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) announces a new mini-grant initiative for community-based Senior Nutrition Programs to participate in a national learning collaborative. This initiative will not only provide funding to the successful applicants, but will also provide technical assistance, both in person and through a variety of other learning activities. The… Read more »

NCOA’s Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative

April 16, 2015

The National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Senior SNAP Enrollment Initiative is a national program that fights senior hunger by supporting efforts by community-based organizations and agencies to assist older adults (i.e., age 60 and over) in applying for and enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This initiative is supported by a generous grant… Read more »

Aging Initiative – Other Opportunities

April 17, 2015

This web site identifies multiple grant funding opportunities which may be of interest to aging programs, Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) or State Units on Aging (SUAs).

Resources for Grantseekers

April 17, 2015

This report describes key sources of information on government and private funding, and outlines eligibility for federal grants.

How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal

April 17, 2015

In preparation for writing a proposal, the report first discusses preliminary information gathering and preparation, developing ideas for the proposal, gathering community support, identifying funding resources, and seeking preliminary review of the proposal and support of relevant administrative officials. The second section of the report covers the actual writing of the proposal, from outlining of project goals, stating the… Read more »