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Kūpuna Aging in Place (KAP) Program for Elderly Services

Grants to Hawaii Nonprofits for Support Services for
the Elderly and their Caregivers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF)

Deadline Date:

09/14/18 4:00 PM HST


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Grants of up to $80,000 per year to Hawaii nonprofits for programs that support elderly community members aging at home with appropriate caretakers. Funding is intended for programs that focus on nutrition, functional mobility, prevention of falls, socialization, and caregiver support.

Through this RFP, HCF is seeking proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations to provide:
1. Community-based support services for low- to moderate-income kūpuna age 65 or older provided in kūpunas' homes or at a facility.
2. Tuition assistance for low- to moderate-income kūpuna age 65 or older to attend licensed adult day care or adult day health programs.
3. Caregiver support services through education, support groups, and respite.

KAP Program grantees will be required to:
- Utilize and monitor individual care plans that have specific client-centered goals for kūpuna. HCF has identified 4 key indicators which can contribute to kūpunas' ability to age in place: Prevention of falls, Nutrition, Socialization, and Functional mobility. Based on the organization, all or some of these indicators should be incorporated into kūpunas' care plans and should be continually assessed to evaluate the effectiveness of the services to meet kūpuna’s needs.
- Report on the total number of kūpuna served and the residence of kūpuna one year after their entrance into the program and toward the end of each calendar year thereafter.
- Gather and report feedback from kūpuna and caregivers to evaluate the satisfaction of clients and effectiveness of programs to support aging in place.
- Use the HCF provided Evaluation Reporting Matrix to report data annually and the Caregiver Support Services Annual Survey for programs that receive funding for Caregiver Support Services.

In addition to the grant award, selected grantees will receive the following:
- Training and networking opportunities through regular grantee gatherings and other events.
- Training topics at grantee gatherings and events may include among others: building organizational and program capacity, improving volunteer management, and achieving financial sustainability.
- Programs will have the ability to network with other organizations across the state to share best practices, successes, challenges, trends, and more.
- Programs will receive knowledge and latest updates related to kūpuna services and funding.

Award Categories:

Category 1. Community-based support services for low- to moderate-income kūpuna age 65 or older provided in kūpunas' homes or at a facility.

Eligible community-based support services for Category 1 applications include, for example, chore services, transportation assistance, meal preparation, meal delivery services, and overnight respite support for caregivers. Preference will be given to organizations that demonstrate broad reach with limited funds. The use of volunteer-based models of service delivery in order to increase the availability and quality of services is encouraged.

Category 2. Tuition assistance for low- to moderate-income kūpuna age 65 or older to attend licensed adult day care or adult day health programs.

Only applications from licensed adult day programs will be considered for Category 2. Applicants must submit a current copy of their license along with their proposal. Preference will be given to Category 2 applicants that can demonstrate broad reach with limited funds and describe how they will help clients access their services.

Caregiver Support Services Funding:
Applicants may apply for additional funds (up to $10,000 per year) to provide caregiver support services. Through the provision of community-based support services and adult day care and adult day health for kūpuna, caregivers receive respite. Caregiver support services including training or education, counseling, support groups, and other supplemental support services can positively impact the well-being of caregivers and improve the ability of caregivers to support kūpuna. All caregivers are eligible to benefit from these services. Grantees will be required to complete a Caregiver Support Services Annual Survey for caregivers served by this program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184096

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $240,000 for three years ($80,000 per year).

Larger grants may be considered for applicants that can demonstrate reaching a greater number of kūpuna through multiple sites.

Term of Contract:

January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and requirements:

- Nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. If your organization is not a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), you may be able to apply through a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status. All fiscal sponsorships must receive approval by HCF prior to starting the proposal.
- Eligible organizations must be providing services in the State of Hawaii.
- Organizations must be in good standing with HCF. Organizations currently funded by HCF with overdue final reports are not eligible to apply.
- Adult day care and adult day health programs must have a license issued by the Hawaii State Department of Health. These programs will be required to maintain an active license throughout the grant period and must provide a copy of the license to HCF upon renewal each year.

Grants may not be used for the following:
- Re-granting (i.e., redistribution of these funds to other organizations or individuals)
- Endowments
- Major capital improvements including capital campaigns, construction or renovations
- Activities that promote religious beliefs

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for the KAP application is Friday, September 14, 2018, by 4:00 PM HST.

The online registration process may take up to 2 days so please register early!

Grant decisions will be determined by the end of November 2018 for programs to start by January 1, 2019.

Awarded programs will receive notification of awards before the end of December 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

To discuss fiscal sponsorships or other questions related to this grant program, please contact:
Elise von Dohlen, Program Officer

If you have questions about registering your nonprofit online or about the online application process, please contact:
Kayla Abalos, Program Assistant

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Hawaii