Monday, December 5, 2016

Funding available for senior villages; deadline Jan. 2017

Senior villages help older residents stay in their homes and in their communities as they age.   In the District of Columbia, there are 15 villages, of which four are in development:

The DC Office on Aging (DCOA) has $250,000 available in grant funding to support villages and older residents.   DCOA is looking to fund three different project types:

  1. plan and implement membership supports increasing village membership and participation
  2. start-up a new village in Wards 7 or 8
  3. support capacity building, technical assistance, and team building to foster cohesion and network resource sharing amongst established villages and those interested in forming villages

January 6, 2017 is the deadline for submission.   A Pre-Application Conference is scheduled for December 9.

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