Monday, February 14, 2022
Lombard, IL – AgeGuide, the Area Agency on Aging for Northeastern Illinois, has announced they are soliciting Letters of Interest from non-profit and local government organizations qualified to receive Federal/State of Illinois financial assistance grants to provide services for older adults (age 60+) as authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 in their eight (8) county Planning and Service Area consisting of DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. The funding period begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023 with an option to extend the contract for an additional two years.
Program available for the funding opportunity include:
- Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services (APS) is a social services program to support older adults age 60 and older and adults age 18-59 years old with a disability experiencing abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or financial exploitation. APS programs investigate reports of maltreatment; provide support and, in some cases, case-management; and connect those facing abuse to a variety of protective, emergency, and support services.
“The Adult Protective Services program is vital to health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults as it prevents and protects them from abuse and neglect.” said Marla Fronczak, CEO of AgeGuide. “We look forward to fostering new partnerships and building on previous relationships with local organizations that can help adults feel safe in their home and communities.”
The service provider must adhere to the Illinois Department on Aging’s Adult Protective Services Standards and Procedures and AgeGuide’s General Service requirements. For further information about the grant requirements and the application process, visit the AgeGuide webpage: www.ageguide.org/rfp
Successful applicants must comply with all applicable pre-qualification requirements including, but not limited to, current DUNS and SAM numbers, acceptable fiscal management/fiscal stability, are in good standing with the Secretary of State and not on any Debarred/Suspended/Stop Payment/Excluded Parties listings.
Letters of Interest should be sent to [email protected] no later than March 4, 2022.
AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois, an Area Agency on Aging, is a nonprofit organization responsible for developing and coordinating a network of services for older persons throughout an eight-county area in northeastern Illinois. AgeGuide informs and advises public and private agencies and the general public of the needs of older persons living in its region, and acts as an advocate on their behalf. The Agency serves DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. Other information about AgeGuide, other topics of interest to older adults, and links to additional resources are available at the Agency’s web site: www.ageguide.org.