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Strengthening Support of Older Vermonters Grant 

The Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) is excited to announce a new community grant opportunity. The Strengthening Community Support of Older Vermonters grant will provide limited financial support to communities and partners who are addressing the physical, social, and emotional needs of older adults in central Vermont. This financial support will help develop and strengthen the support services that older adults need to continue living independently and to thrive in the communities they know and love.

Strengthening Community Support of Older Vermonters Grant Application

Who we are:

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA), as an area agency on aging, has a role to foster the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated system to serve older Vermonters, age 60 and older, and family caregivers within our service area (Lamoille, Washington and Orange counties as well as Bethel, Hancock, Granville, Pittsfield, Rochester, Royalton, Sharon, and Stockbridge). We work with a variety of municipalities and community partners to help us in our mission is to support Central Vermonters to age with dignity and choice in a home and community environment. Visit www.cvcoa.org for information about CVCOA and our services.

Purpose:

The Strengthening Community Support of Older Vermonters Grant is created to provide limited financial support to communities and partners to help CVCOA build greater capacity and to develop a network of support for older adults and family caregivers. Our goal is to help develop and support services addressing the physical, social, and emotional needs to older adults. The network of services includes, but is not limited to, nutrition, socialization, creativity, physical activity, technology, transportation, and housing. We seek to support community-based service non-profits we collaborate with now and those we hope to in the future. CVCOA will consider offering grants for organizations that are located in or directly serve older adults and family caregivers in our 54-town service area. Our goal is to disperse these grants across our service area.

Criteria:

Grant applications will be reviewed by the following criteria:

  • The Older American Americans Act (OAA) determines and regulates the work of CVCOA and all area agencies on aging. The OAA requires that all services and supports should be targeted to older Vermonters in the greatest economic and social need, especially those who are:
    • at risk of institutional placement
    • low-income minority individuals
    • limited English proficiency
    • residing in rural areas
  • Focused development of resources to build greater capacity and to advance the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated system of service to older adults.
  • Operational capacity and proven track record.
  • Ability to meet a targeted outcome, as well as provide required data as specified in the grant award documentation.
  • Applicants must be organizations with a 501(c)(3) status, local government entities, or be associated with a 501(c)(3) that is acting as their fiscal agent.

Grant Funding Levels:

  • Up to $1000:  Have a small project you want to initiate and need some seed money?
  • $1000 – $3000:  Need a hand-up to launch a new program or to grow an existing one?
  • $3000 up:  What’s your big idea? How can CVCOA help?

Timeline:  Grant applications are due to CVCOA by April 1, 2022. Grants will be awarded by May 1, 2022. Any required reports as specified in the grant award documentation will be due a 6 months and 12 months from the date of the award.

Contact:  For further information, contact Jeanne Kern at [email protected] or (802) 476-2671

Complete Your Grant Application Here!