Top Funding Opportunities for Aging and Disability Service Providers

Active Grants and Funding List for Senior Programs in the United States


One of the most difficult parts of maintaining and growing senior service programs, regardless of whether you are a state organization or a Community Based Organization (CBO), is securing the funding and resources necessary to make those dreams a reality. Although it may seem that funding is consistently being cut for senior programs, the team at Mon Ami has collected a select few published grants and awards that organizations of all types may apply to for funding for senior programs and services on both the state and the community levels. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there are grants not listed here that you would like to be included.


Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act Priority Area 2: Area Agencies on Aging - Due Date June 01, 2022

Program/Opportunity Number - HHS-2022-ACL-CIP-MIAG-0058

Note: This opportunity is forecasted to be posted on March 29, 2022 - changes to this opportunity may occur before official posting by the ACL and HHS.

Grant Amount: $1500 - $2,000,000 ($17M in total funding)

The Association for Community Living (ACL) and Department of Health and Human Services has set allocated $17 Million total to provide AAAs for the following purposes. These funds will allow agencies to provide enhanced outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits; application assistance to individuals who may be eligible for LIS or MSPs; and outreach activities aimed at preventing disease and promoting wellness. The funds awarded through this application are for a five‐year project period running September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2027. Eligibility is restricted to Area Agencies on Aging only.

Grantor Contact Information: Maggie Flowers - (202) 795-7315

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Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services (DHHS & ACL) - Closes August 18th, 2022

Program/Opportunity Number - HHS-2022-ACL-AOA-INNU-0040

Grant Amount: $150,000 - $600,000

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support projects which replicate successful models developed by Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services grantees that have the potential that enhance the quality, effectiveness and proven outcomes of nutrition services programs within the aging services network which are located here: https://acl.gov/senior-nutrition/network-experience. The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides funding to States and Tribal Organizations to support a broad array of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and communities and assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones for as long as possible. Projects proposed under this grant program must have the potential for broad implementation throughout the aging services network and have demonstrated value, i.e., improvements in participant well-being, cost savings, etc. In addition, projects must target services to underserved older adults with greatest social and economic need, and individuals at risk for institutional placement, to permit such individuals to remain in home and community-based settings thereby avoiding the need for more costly medical interventions.

Eligible Applicants - State governments; City or township governments; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Special district governments; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Independent school districts; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; County governments; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education

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Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act Priority Area 3: Aging and Disability Resource Centers - Due Date June 01, 2022

Program/Opportunity Number - HHS-2022-ACL-CIP-MIAD-0061

Note: This opportunity is forecasted to be posted on March 29, 2022 - changes to this opportunity may occur before official posting by the ACL and HHS.

Grant Amount: $1500 - $1,000,000 ($6M in total funding)

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) program supports states and tribes through grants to provide outreach and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries with limited incomes and assets. MIPPA state grantees help educate beneficiaries about the Low‐Income Subsidy (LIS) program for Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), and Medicare Preventive Services while also providing one‐on‐one assistance to eligible Medicare beneficiaries to help them apply for benefit programs that help lower the costs of their Medicare premiums and deductibles. MIPPA state funding is divided into three Priority Areas: Priority Area 1 for the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP); Priority Area 2 for the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA); and Priority Area 3 for the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC).

These funds will allow agencies to provide enhanced outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding their preventive, wellness, and limited income benefits; application assistance to individuals who may be eligible for LIS or MSPs; and outreach activities aimed at preventing disease and promoting wellness. The funds awarded through this application are for a five‐year project period running September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2027. All awards will be subject to the availability of federal funds.

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Increasing Access to HCBS: Enhancing Access to No-Wrong-Door Systems (DHHS & ACL) - Closes Spring 2022

Program/Opportunity Number - HHS-2022-ACL-CIP-NWGV-0067

Grant Amount: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000

No Wrong Door (NWD) Systems success hinges on the ability of the state to convene and establish an on-going governance structure. Currently, over half of states (28) have no fully functioning governing body for all populations.   The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FoA) is to provide innovation and infrastructure grants to support 10-15 states for two years to develop and enhance a state governance and administration structure to coordinate, strengthen and streamline access to home and community-based services and supports.  In addition, explore opportunities to collaborate with state leaders across Medicaid, nutrition, housing, transportation, and employment to proactively and strategically align state resources to address social needs.  NWD Governance and Administration involves collaborative efforts among multiple state agencies (e.g., state Medicaid; State Unit on Aging; state agencies that serve or represent interest of individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities; and state authorities administering mental and behavioral health services);

The goals of the visioning sessions process include:

1.Establishing a meaningful governing body for the state NWD System in line with NWD Key Elements;
2.Identifying a lead agency;
3.Developing a plan to improve (IT systems, PCC, streamlined access and public outreach);
4.Develop a Disparity Impact Statement to address gaps in populations served and/or key stakeholders missing and developing a plan for how to engage;
5.Establishing performance standards and quality improvement strategies;
6.Examining the current system for person-centered practices gaps
7.Developing work plans for each NWD function

Eligible Applicants - State Governments & Organizations

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Special Programs for the Aging, Title III, Part B - Grants for Supportive Services and Senior Centers - Closes Undisclosed

Program/Opportunity Number - 93.044

Grant Amount: $6,500,000

Funds are awarded to States to develop and strengthen comprehensive and coordinated service delivery systems through designated State Agencies on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. A State plan covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual amendments as necessary, must be submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary for Aging. Area Plans also cover 2, 3, or 4 years, and are to be submitted to State agencies for approval. These funds are distributed by intrastate funding formulas to area agencies in States with planning and service areas and directly to service providers in the 13 States designated as single-planning-and-service-area States. In addition to supportive nutrition services, these funds may be used to support other services in relation to multipurpose senior centers.

Eligible Applicants - State Governments & Organizations

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Special Programs for the Aging, Title III, Part C - Nutrition Services - Closes Undisclosed

Program/Opportunity Number - 93.045

Grant Amount: $4,300,000

Funds are made available to State Units on Aging and U.S. Territories for use by local nutrition projects. Local projects must provide an appropriate meal, which complies with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provides one-third of the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI). Meals must be provided at least once per day, 5 or more days per week, except in rural areas where such frequency is not feasible, to eligible people aged 60 and over and their spouses. Local projects may also use funds to provide nutrition education, nutrition counseling and other nutrition services, as appropriate, based on the needs of meal participants.

Eligible Applicants - State Governments that have State Units on Aging

Social Disconnection and Suicide Risk Later in Life (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (DHHS & NIH) - Closes October 15th, 2022

Program/Opportunity Number - RFA-MH-22-136

Grant Amount: $275,000

This initiative seeks to solicit applications for research projects that address the link between social disconnection including both objective social isolation as well as perceived social isolation (otherwise known as loneliness) and suicide in late-life. Emphasis is placed on research that identifies neurobiological and environmental mechanisms associated with social isolation and loneliness that increase risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior in late-life, that uses an experimental therapeutics approach to identify targets and develop and test interventions to prevent late-life suicide, and that develops new and modifies existing service delivery models to enhance social connection in late-life to prevent suicide.

Eligible Applicants - City or township governments; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Small businesses; Special district governments; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); County governments; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Independent school districts; Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; For profit organizations other than small businesses; State governments; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Private institutions of higher education

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