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Grants for Maryland Aging-In-Place Programs

Grants for Maryland Aging-In-Place Programs

Funding Opportunity 

The Maryland Department of Aging is pleased to announce a competitive funding opportunity  for grant awards under the Aging-In-Place Program, State of Maryland, Article – Human Services  Article §10-1201. 

Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations or Area Agencies on Aging to  expand or establish an aging-in-place program. An aging-in-place program means ““a program or  service that enables an individual to live in the individual's own home and participate in a  community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” 

Funding Level 

The total program funding available is $100,000. At least 20% of the funding appropriated shall  be used to support senior villages. 

Eligible Applicants  

Applicants are non-profit organizations and Area Agencies on Aging in good standing with the  State Department of Assessments and Taxation. Applicants must be able to provide a 100%  match for grant funds requested. 

Cost Sharing or Match Requirement  

The Department of Aging will fund no more than 50% of a project’s total cost. Applicants must  cover at least 50% of the project’s total cost with non-state resources. Cost sharing is defined as  follows: for every one dollar received in state funding, the applicant must contribute at least one  dollar in non-state resources toward the proposed project’s total cost.  

Project Length 

The grant will run from the time of award through June 30, 2023. All expenditures must be  incurred by June 30, 2023.

Application Criteria 

A successful application will be accepted from a non-profit organization or an Area Agency on  Aging that expands an existing program or establishes an aging-in-place program that provides  services to Maryland seniors as noted below: 

1. Assistance with the costs of in–home personal care services for activities of daily  living, including bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, dressing, toileting,  functional mobility, food preparation, laundry, and house cleaning;  

2. Psychological, economic, or functional assistance to enable successful health  management, access to medical care, or compliance with treatment  recommendations;  

3. Awareness of and access to resources, services, and benefits;  

4. Support services and care coordination in the individuals own home;  5. Affordable transportation;  

6. Assistance making in–home modifications or repairs to improve safety, mobility, and  accessibility; or  

7. The opportunity to live in a Senior Village.  

Senior Village means a local, member–driven, nonprofit organization that:  1) supports community members who choose to age in place by:  

i) Fostering social connections through activities and events; and  

ii) Coordinating volunteer help at home using a neighbor–helping– neighbor model; and  

2) is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  

Application Instructions 

Applicants must submit a project narrative of no more than 10 pages. The narrative should  include the following criteria to be considered:  

1. A Problem Statement  

2. Goals and Objectives  

3. Project Outcomes  

4. Number of individuals projected to be served  

5. Sustainability  

6. Organizational Capacity and Project Management  

The following required components of the application are not counted as a part of the 10-page  narrative limit: 

7. Budget Narrative and Justification (administrative costs must be separated from  service costs)  

8. Project Workplan  

9. Letters of Support from all partner organizations 

Submission Deadline 

To be considered, applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm EST on Monday, November 7,  2022 either:  

1) Electronically to mdoa.executiveoffice@maryland.gov.  

2) Mailed or Hand-Delivered to 301 W. Preston Street, Suite 1007, Baltimore, MD  21201  

Questions 

Submit questions electronically to mdoa.executiveoffice@maryland.gov. 

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