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AARP Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on supporting and advancing effective solutions to help vulnerable older adults transform their lives today and secure the essentials for their future. We’re working side by side with other organizations to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. We seek to support organizations whose evidence-based interventions can make a direct impact on the low-income 50+ and also align with our strategic priorities. 

Our grants support lasting solutions to the fundamental challenges that low-income older adults face: the need for functional and affordable housing, adequate and nutritious food, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.

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We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.

Request for Applications

Making SNAP Easy for Seniors — Grants to Enrollment Partners in Georgia and South Carolina

Request For Applications (RFA) | Application Link | Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

AARP Foundation is requesting applications from organizations in the states of Georgia and South Carolina to help increase the number of seniors who enroll in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) via the Elderly Simplified Application Process (ESAP). Selected enrollment partners in Georgia and South Carolina will work closely with AARP Foundation and a community of state enrollment partners from other states around the country, participating in regular webinars and conference calls where states can share challenges and lessons learned and technical assistance will be provided. These partners will also come together for a national convening.

Application Deadline: Applications are due April 30, 2018 by 11:59 Eastern time and must be completed online

 

Grant Program Data Collection

Demographic Data

Demographic data helps to identify the extent to which external grant programs are reaching AARP Foundation’s target population. The Beneficiary Demographics Data: Supplemental Guidance document is a resource specifying the preferred wording of question items and response options you can use to collect demographic data from your program's beneficiaries electronically. This is to ensure demographic questions are asked in a consistent way across all Foundation grant programs. For programs preferring paper, the Beneficiary Demographics Data: Paper Survey is provided in hard copy format. You may distribute these questions as a stand-alone survey or incorporate them into an existing survey tool used by your program. AARP Foundation can provide direct assistance should you choose to administer the questions to beneficiaries electronically.

You are encouraged to distribute these questions to your grant program's beneficiaries and submit responses in an Excel spreadsheet to aarp_foundation_grants@aarp.org by the end of the calendar year, but preferably each quarter. AARP Foundation considers the number reported below for Low-Income 50+ People Served as an estimate until your program submits beneficiary responses to the Demographics Form. AARP Foundation will analyze Birth Year, Household Size, and Income Level responses to determine actual figures. The Foundation will provide feedback on any analyses conducted.

Net Promoter Score (Customer Satisfaction)

The Net Promoter Score (NPS) demonstrates a beneficiary's level of satisfaction with the services provided by the grant program and helps quantify the effect of AARP Foundation grant-funded programs on their surrounding communities. The following two questions represent how the Net Promoter Score is to be administered to program beneficiaries. You may distribute these questions as a stand-alone survey or incorporate into an existing survey tool used by your program.
 
                     1. On a scale from 0-10, how likely is it that you would recommend this program or project to a friend or family member?

                                                                 0           1           2           3          4           5           6           7           8           9           10
                                                      Not likely at all                                                                                                          Extremely likely

                     2. Please comment about why you selected the response option.
 
You are encouraged to distribute these questions to your grant program's beneficiaries and submit responses in an Excel spreadsheet to aarp_foundation_grants@aarp.org by the end of the calendar year, but preferably each quarter. 

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