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With these Request for Applications (RFAs), one for Direct Service projects and one for Education, Outreach or Field-Building projects, AARP Foundation seeks projects that advance economic opportunity among low-income older adults.
Please note: there are two separate funding opportunities one for Direct Service projects and one for Education, Outreach or Field-Building. Application requirements and funding levels vary based on the type of project (see chart below).
Download: Direct Service RFA | Education, Outreach and Field-Building RFA
Please note: The application deadline was April 22, 2020.
The application deadline was April 22, 2020, 5:00 p.m. ET.
Eligible organizations are invited to submit an application and required attachments as listed in the below chart. The application questions require concise and specific answers. Applications missing any required attachments will not be reviewed for funding consideration.
Direct Service - Ready to Pilot
Small-scale projects to test the feasibility of a project’s approach, methods, and procedures that are intended to be used in a larger-scale project.
Direct Service - Ready for Outcomes
Program has been developed, pilot-tested and implemented among low-income older adult, and needs to be independently evaluated to demonstrate a higher level of evidence along the continuum.
Direct Service - Ready to Scale
Program has been independently evaluated and has demonstrated moderate to strong evidence of effectiveness and needs to be expanded or scaled.
Projects that facilitate acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, beliefs, and habits pertaining to low-income older adults (e.g. training, instructional material development).
Projects designed to increase awareness of and access to services and resources that help low-income older adults.
Projects that do not directly serve low-income older adults but advance the work of one or a group of organizations serving low-income older adults to achieve measurable and sustainable results (i.e., infrastructure support, capacity building).
Grants Application Portal
All grant applications must be submitted through AARP Foundation's grants application portal.
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