District of Columbia Office on Aging (DCOA)
03/29/19 4:30 PM EDT, postmarked or delivered
Grants to Washington, D.C. nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide creative and varied services for seniors. Funding is intended to offer seniors, 60 years and older, interesting and dynamic day-care programming, run by a professional staff in a healthy and safe environment The purpose of the program is to support and stimulate seniors in center-based programs and to help them stay connected to their communities. The program should provide relief to family members or caregivers so they can engage in work, personal care, and/or relaxation while their loved one is in a supervised and safe setting.
The program design must include a wide range of services and activities for customers using varied methods and approaches including inter-generational volunteers in delivering dynamic programming for seniors and implementing activities specifically aimed at underserved populations including minorities, LGBTQ, non-English speaking, or low-income people. All applicants must show evidence of staffing that includes a full-time project director, a full-time activities coordinator, trained care specialists certified in first-aid and CPR, licensed social worker, specialists, and supported by other administrative staff, consultants, and volunteers. The successful applicant must have knowledge, capacity, and experience to provide adult day care services and monitor participants health and functioning at a basic level to determine whether the program can continue to meet their functional needs.
The target population for the grant is seniors ages 60 years old and over with or without a disability residing within the District of Columbia who are:
- Underserved and low-income seniors;
- Continent or have the ability to participate in its management;
- Ambulatory with or without a supportive devise;
- Whose needs can be met by the day care; and
- Able to safely participate without program care or with participant’s caregive in attendance.
The applicant shall develop program activities that comprises the following core services to the target populations:
1) Supervised Adult Day Care
4) Health Promotion
6) Coordinated Transportation
7) Caregiver Services
8) Comprehensive Assessment
9) Case Management
For an explanation of these services, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 185483
The grant award will be three (3) years beginning October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2022, with two (2) possible continuation years based on the Office on Aging’s determination of satisfactory progress during the initial period of the grant.
Any public or private, non-profit agency, organization, or institution located in the District of
Columbia is eligible to apply. For-profit organizations are eligible, but may not include profitmaking activities in their grant application. For-profit organizations may also participate as consultants to eligible public or private non-profit agencies. All successful applicants shall provide a certification indicating that the applicant is a corporation in good standing in the District of Columbia and has complied with the filing requirements of the District of Columbia and federal tax laws. Also, the applicant must demonstrate that it has paid taxes due to the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service, or complies with payment agreements with the Office of Tax and Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service.
Current and former Office on Aging grantees should note that prior performance is considered in final funding determinations. All applicants must supply a D.U.N.S. number.
A Pre-Application Conference will be held on February 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at 500 K Street, NE, Washington, DC in the first floor conference room.
Application Submission Deadline: March 29, 2019, 4:30 pm, EDT.
The application must be postmarked or hand delivered on or before the deadline date. An application that is hand delivered must be taken to the District of Columbia Office on Aging between 9:00 am EDT and 4:30 pm EDT Monday through Friday except on District holidays. For an application sent through a Courier Service to be considered timely, the Courier Service must deliver the application on or before the deadline date and time.
There is no match requirement; however, the applicant’s local share investment in the program will be considered during the scoring process. Applicants must show proof they have at least three (3) months of cash on hand to carry out the initial program activities or access to a line of credit equivalent to at least three (3) months of the awarded funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application sent by mail must be marked “Application in Response to Fiscal Year 2020
Office on Aging Adult Day Care Grant" and addressed to:
The District of Columbia Office on Aging
500 K Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
For questions, please call (202) 724-8821 or email:
Eric Manuel, Program Manager
Jennifer Adu, Program Analyst
Office of Partnerships and Grant Services
USA: Washington, DC