Funding: Elderly People

Open Funding Opportunities

AmeriCorps Seniors Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Program

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older for service projects implementing evidence-based programs and models to strengthen communities. Focuses on capacity building in 6 focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Prioritizes funding for 6 topics, including behavioral health initiatives such as peer support, harm reduction, and opioid and substance misuse education. Offers seniors a variety of service activities and flexible work commitments, ranging from a few hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Program

Provides funding to public and Indian housing authorities to hire service coordinators to promote self-sufficiency for public housing residents. Service coordinators identify needs and barriers at the community and individual level and connect residents to training and support services to help them gain economic and housing stability. Works with local partners to assist residents in achieving outcomes in the areas of education; professional development; financial empowerment; and health and wellness, including mental health and substance use issues. Offers supports to help elderly and disabled residents age in place and/or live independently for as long as possible.

Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2024
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310)

Funds for planning, designing, and implementing transportation services in urban and rural areas. Supports projects to enhance mobility and increase access to transportation services for older adults and people with disabilities, including those with a drug addiction that limits major life activities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Inactive Funding Opportunities

Many inactive programs are likely to be offered again. Grant deadlines are often short, and viewing inactive programs can give you a head start in applying next time.

AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Replacement and Expansion Opportunity Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to serve as experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special or exceptional needs, or children who would benefit from the one-on-one attention. Volunteers serve in various settings, including schools, Head Start programs, hospitals, drug treatment centers, correctional institutions, and childcare centers.

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps Seniors Senior Companion Program (SCP) Replacement and Expansion Opportunity Inactive

Provides funds to organizations to engage and manage individuals aged 55 and older to provide companionship and support to other adults in need of extra assistance to remain at home or in the community for as long as possible. Volunteers service time usually takes place in the homes of their clients.

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Mobility for All Pilot Program Grants Inactive

Provides funding for the development of partnerships and pilot projects to support and improve the coordination and efficiency of transportation services and nonemergency medical transportation services, including improving public transit services to disadvantaged and rural communities. Aims to make healthcare and other essential community services more accessible to older adults, people with disabilities, and individuals with low income.

Application Deadline: Jan 6, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)