Friday, September 08, 2023
Lombard, IL – AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is soliciting applications for funding from non-profit and local government organizations qualified to receive Federal and State of Illinois financial assistance grants to provide services for older adults (age 60+) as authorized under the Older Americans Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-73) and the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding period is September 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024.
This funding is for Adult Protective Services training & outreach activities. Fundable activities include:
- New TRIAD Development
- Law Enforcement Training
- Adult Protective Services Targeted Outreach
The COVID-19 Pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of working collaboratively with community partners and stakeholders. Improving training and collaboration on the unique nature of Adult Protective Services (APS) with these agencies and councils should improve the lives of those directly and indirectly impacted by APS. The Illinois Department of Aging (IDoA), through efforts of the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), is proposing to fund the development of new TRIADs, training collaborations, and increasing Elderly Service Officers (ESOs) in planning and service areas. In addition to the need within the law enforcement community, the Department has identified significant discrepancies in reporting of abuse, neglect, and exploitation within minority communities. AgeGuide will also fund minority led and/or minority serving organizations to engage Limited English Speaking and diverse older adults and adults with disabilities.
Complete descriptions for each fundable activity, along with grant requirements and application process, are available on our website: www.ageguide.org/rfp.
Successful applicants must comply with all applicable pre-qualification requirements including, but not limited to, current UEI numbers, acceptable fiscal management/fiscal stability (including the ability to meet matching requirements), are in good standing with the Secretary of State and are not on any Debarred/ Suspended/ Stop Payment/ Excluded Parties listings.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The last date for applications to be received is August 30, 2024. To request application materials, email [email protected].
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 people 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 ageguide.org.