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AARP Foundation, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, will use a competitive grant program to identify community colleges in six states to build on preliminary evidence of AARP Foundation’s BACK TO WORK 50+ model. This model focuses on increasing measurable outcomes for low-income women 50+ related to the critical interplay between training for and obtaining a job with family-sustaining wages; and building the financial capability to make sound decisions that reduce debt, rebuild savings and pave the way to greater financial stability.

AARP Foundation received $3 million from the Social Innovation Fund, which will fund subgrantees and evaluation of BTW-WESI. The AARP Foundation/SIF initiative will build on its initial community college pilot sites located in New Mexico, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina. Georgia and Florida, dedicating resources to evaluate the program.

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a key White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), combines public and private resources to grow the impact of innovative, community-based solutions that have compelling evidence of improving the lives of people in low-income communities throughout the United States.

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Letter of Intent to Apply Deadline: Applicants are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent to Apply by Nov. 12, 2014 to

Application Deadline: Applications are due Dec. 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) and must be completed online.

Programs & Services

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

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Finances 50+

This financial capability program is a collaboration between AARP Foundation and Charles Schwab Foundation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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