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Grant-in-Aid Senior Support (GIA-SS)

Grants to Morris County, New Jersey Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Agencies for Services to the Elderly and Disabled

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Morris County Department of Human Services (MCDHS)

Deadline Date:

06/30/17 2:00 PM Receipt


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Grants starting at $1,000 to Morris County, New Jersey nonprofits, for-profits, and public agencies for community-based services for senior citizens and people with disabilities that offer an alternative to institutionalization. Examples of services include transportation assistance, respite care, care management, housekeeping assistance, personal care, legal assistance, and public outreach. An important focus area of this grant is to prevent premature institutionalization for the elderly and/or disabled.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

-Services must be designated for people of all ages and/or people who have a disability.

-Special consideration will be given to proposals that specifically address the needs of the following target populations: impoverished, minority, frail, disabled, and vulnerable/at-risk.

Services the County is seeking, based on identified priorities in planning documents, provider reports and community forums:

-Assisted Transportation: To provide an individualized linkage for functionally impaired or isolated older persons to enable them to utilize community facilities and services, such as banks, stores, medical resources, and other necessary destinations which they are unable to access due to transportation and/or health barriers.

-Housekeeping Assistance: A service provided by a volunteer or paid staff person for routine basic upkeep and management of homes, for the purpose of enabling older persons to maintain themselves in their place of residence by removing housekeeping barriers.

-Care Management: The development of a coherent care plan for arranging and coordinating the delivery of multiple services to vulnerable and/or functionally impaired older individuals.

-Respite Care: Provide well-trained, reliable volunteers affiliated with community and faith-based organizations that can respond quickly and courteously to caregivers’ requests for help.

-Information and Assistance: The provision of specific information or assistance to or on behalf of older persons or caregivers that provides individuals with information on services available within the communities; links individuals to the services and opportunities that are available within the communities; and to the maximum extent practicable, establishes adequate follow-up procedures.

-Personal Care: Providing personal assistance, stand-by assistance, supervision or cues for persons having difficulties with one or more of the following activities of daily living: eating, dressing, bathing and toileting.

-Legal Assistance: Legal advice, assistance, and/or representation provided by or under the supervision of a lawyer, in order to protect and secure the rights of older persons.

-Public Awareness/Information: An activity conducted to promote awareness of programs, services and information of relevance to older persons, family caregivers, adults with physical disabilities age 18 and older and private-pay consumers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144145

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Funding Request: $1,000

Term of Contract:

The subgrant term is January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

The County of Morris reserves the right to renew Subgrant agreements for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, based upon annual program review and the availability of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants may select the following agency type on the application form:

-For Profit
-Faith Based

Pre-Application Information:

Written questions are to be submitted in writing to the Office of Purchasing no later than seven (7) business days prior to the proposal submission deadline.

All Applications are due by 2:00 PM Friday, June 30, 2017. Applications must be received by 2:00 PM on the due date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions to the Office of Purchasing via fax:

Maria Rosario

James J. Jorgensen, QPA, CCPO

Applications are to be delivered or sent to:

Morris County Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 900
30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor
Morristown, NJ, 07963 -0900
Attn: Pat Mocarski

Funding or Pin Number:

CC# 17-75

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Morris County