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Dignity in Aging - Demonstration Projects for Elder Services

Grants to Broward County, Florida Nonprofits for Programs
and Services to Address Social Isolation Among Aging Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Jewish Federation of Broward County, United Way of Broward County (UWBC) and Community Foundation of Broward

Deadline Date:

04/29/19 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants to Broward County, Florida nonprofit organizations for programs that meet the needs of, and improve the quality of life for, residents over the age of 65. Funding is intended for programs that address social isolation in the aging population, specifically in the areas of access to services, removing barriers to transportation, and mental health.

The Collaborative (Community Foundation, Jewish Federation, and UWBC) has identified the narrowed focus for applications that will respond to this RFP. It seeks applications that demonstrate an effective way to counter social isolation and its effects among the aging population (65+) residing in one of the following municipalities, where the majority of the over 65 population resides: Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, and Tamarac.

Of special note is that while United Way and Jewish Federation will support projects that serve seniors from 65 and up, the Community Foundation of Broward will grant only to projects that serve seniors age 80+ as this population experiences more acute issues of isolation due to immobility and health issues.

The Program should result in a greater number of older adults in the community whose social isolation is being addressed. The programs can be expansion of existing successful programs, new approaches, application of successful programs addressing other populations, or replicating successful local or national programs models. The program should be replicable, so that other organizations can develop similar programs to reach other older adults. The proposal should include what they will develop that could be used by others to replicate the program. The proposal should state the program goals and how they would be measured.

Projects must meet one or more of the following outcomes:
-Increased/improved coordinated care, services, and social connections of isolated seniors that foster independence, improved well-being, vitality, functioning, and quality of life
-Remove transportation barriers for seniors to engage socially
-Decreased depression with remarkable improvement in mental health

In choosing a program model and preparing the agency’s application please consider the following elements:
-Comprehensive assessment for social isolation
-Incorporation of person-centered practices and principles
-Development of community networks and partnerships
-Provision of community based services needed by the targeted population
-Incorporation of cultural competence and equity of care

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167121

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants may be requested for up to $100,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

The Collaborative intends to commit grant funds to support the approved applications over a period of up to 12 months. The initial funding agreement will begin July 1, 2019. Awarded agencies can potentially receive grant funds to support the program for the following two years.

Subsequent funding is contingent upon: 1. Continued demonstrated and documented need for the services; 2. Satisfactory program performance by the provider; and 3. Availability of funds from the Collaborative.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Collaborative will accept applications from non-profit agencies that have been determined by the Internal Revenue Service as agencies created for a charitable cause—most commonly categorized as 501(c)(3) organizations. Partnerships with governmental agencies and private sector entities are encouraged.

This process is not designed to fund continuing operational expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Submission: Mail or Deliver to the Community Foundation of Broward by 12 Noon, April 29, 2019.

Application Timetable:
-March 26, 2019: RFP available
-April 29 at 12:00 pm.: Deadline for Receipt of Applications
-May 6-10, 2019: Panel Interviews, if required
-June 4, 2019: Notification of Funding Awards
-July 1, 2019: Funding Cycle begins

Contact Information:

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

Application Submission

Mail or Deliver to:
Community Foundation of Broward
901 East Broward Blvd, Suite 200
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

For Questions, contact
Angelica Rosas,
Grants Manager,
Community Foundation of Broward
954-761-9503 x 114

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Broward County