Applications for the Maryland Department of Aging’s FY24 Healthy Aging Grants are due by the end of the month.
In-home and community based services for aging adults are necessary to ensure older residents have the option of aging with safety and dignity in a setting of their choice. The Maryland Department of Aging is offering $115,000 grants to help local governments provide these services with no match funding required. The deadline to apply for funds is October 27th.
The purpose of this grant is to establish, expand, and enhance community-based programs that provide access to supportive services for older adults, caregivers and/or adults with disabilities and enhance neighbor-to-neighbor connections to build stronger and more resilient communities. Programs and services may include transportation, social interaction, education, home modifications and improvements, health promotion, grocery shopping and delivery, personal care, care navigation, and others. Assisting individuals in the community to maintain health and independence is the primary goal.
Preference will be given to:
- applicants that incorporate volunteers in the planning and delivery of programs or services;
- applicants serving individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality;
- applicants proposing multi-sector or multigenerational collaboration;
- applicants that apply jointly with other providers to reduce administrative burden and improve the sustainability of services.