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Area Plan Contract

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

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Morris County Department of Human Services (MCDHS)

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Deadline Date:

06/30/17 2:00 PM Receipt


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Grants starting at $5,000 to Morris County, New Jersey nonprofits, for-profits, and public agencies for programs benefitting elderly individuals and their caregivers. Eligible activities include community support, home and access services provided at no cost to eligible individuals 60 years of age and older.

The Morris County Department of Human Services requires all agencies funded by Area Plan Contract funding to participate in this program by providing consumers with the same linkages and support.

Funding Specifications: In addition to participation in the Aging, Disability, and Resource Connections (ADRC), all applications for Area Plan Grant, services will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

-Services must be designated for those 60 years of age or older, frail, vulnerable or disabled populations.

-Programs may not use income as a basis for eligibility for services.

-No fees may be charged for services.

-Each program must provide clients with the opportunity to make voluntary donations to offset program costs.

-All funded agencies must address the needs of the targeted areas of impoverished, minority, frail/disabled and/or vulnerable/at-risk senior populations.

-Special consideration will be given to providers who can demonstrate enhanced coordination of existing services and cost savings through agency consolidations and/or the merger of specific services offered by more than one agency.

Based on the priorities in the Area Plan Contract, program monitoring, quarterly reports and ongoing requests for services, the Division is looking to purchase the services listed below as identified by the Administration on Aging (AoA) National Aging Program Information System (NAPIS) guidelines. These services are for individuals who require assistance with the following:

-Impairments in Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s): the inability to perform one or more of the six activities of daily living without assistance: eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring in and out of bed/chair, and walking.

-Impairments in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s): the inability to perform one or more of the eight instrumental activities of daily living without assistance: preparing meals, shopping for personal items, medication management, managing money, using telephone, doing heavy housework, doing light housework and transportation ability.

Community Services:

-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.

-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.

-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.

-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.

-Additional services identified as priorities include:

-Friendly Visiting: An organized service that provides regular visits to socially and/or geographically isolated older individuals for purposes of providing companionship and social contact.

-Telephone Reassurance: An organized service that provides regular telephone calls to homebound older persons to assure their well-being and safety and to provide social interaction and psychological reassurance.

-Adult Protective Services: Voluntary or court-ordered social, legal, financial, medical or psychiatric services necessary to safeguard a vulnerable adult’s rights and resources and to protect a vulnerable adult from abuse, neglect or exploitation as carried out by the designated APS provider. Vulnerable adults are defined as those 18+ who reside in a community setting, lack sufficient understanding or capacity to make and/or carry out decisions concerning their well-being due to mental or physical disabilities AND are subject to abuse, neglect or exploitation.

-Money Management: A bill paying service that provides older or disabled people with volunteer assistance in budgeting, the processing of routine bills, check writing, managing financial matters and/or reconciling bank accounts. The goal of the service is to provide guidance and non-intrusive bill paying assistance to maximize bill-paying capacity.

-Outreach: A service, initiated by the service provider designed to locate and identify specific older persons and their caregivers in need of specific services(s) and is conducted to encourage and assist older persons to utilize particular benefits and/or programs available to them.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157839

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Funding Request: $5,000

Term of Contract:

The sub grant term is January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

There will be no options for renewal of the contract period from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

-Faith Based

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming is holding a public meeting to discuss the spending plan for the 2018 Area Plan Contract under The Older Americans Act.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at the Mt. Olive Nutrition Site, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828.

If you need additional information or will require special accommodations for the meeting, contact Maria Rosario (see contact details below).

Pre-Application Information:

Match Requirements: 25% of Total Funding Requested:
-The minimum 25% match must be non-Federal dollars
-In-Kind match may only be used for Personnel (volunteer hours and Third Party contributions) and Building Space (if donated by a Third Party)

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.

The submission deadline for receipt of proposals is June 30, 2017 by 2:00 PM.

Application Information and Resources:

Contact Information:

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

Written questions are to be submitted in writing to the Office of Purchasing (via fax #973-829-0304)
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