Everyone benefits when older adults and people with disabilities remain independent. A new Community Cares Corps RFP, funded by the federal Administration for Community Living, invites nonprofits and governments to propose innovative ways volunteers can assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care. The website also provides FAQs and an optional Intent to Apply form.

Community Care Corps is administered by the Oasis Institute in cooperation with Caregiver Action Network, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Altarum. It seeks to fund local models that represent a geographically, economically and culturally diverse cross-section of the nation — urban/rural/frontier and Tribal communities, underserved and limited English-speaking populations, and communities with limited support programs.

The program will award grants between $30,000 and $250,000 to establish, enhance, or grow volunteer programs for older adults and persons with disabilities, as well as relieve over-burdened family caregivers. Nonprofit entities — including faith- and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, service organizations, and state, county, and local governments — are encouraged to apply.

Published: January 29, 2020