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Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) Request for Applications

Grant Opportunity: AARP Foundation Seeks Proposals to Educate, Engage, and Enroll Eligible Older Adults With Low Income in Medicare Savings Programs

With this Request for Applications (RFA), AARP Foundation seeks to educate, engage, and enroll more eligible older adults with low income in Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and to learn about barriers to awareness, application, and the recertification process. 

Application Deadline: August 3, 2022

Medicare Savings Program Grant Opportunity

Advancing Economic Opportunity Among Older Adults


Grant Application Process

Grants Application Portal

Through this grant opportunity, AARP Foundation seeks to educate, engage, and enroll more eligible older adults with low income into MSP and to learn about the barriers to awareness, application, and the recertification process. 

Specifically, AARP Foundation wants to identify best practices for: 

  • Outreach and messaging that engages older adults with low income to apply for MSPs
  • Reaching historically underserved populations, including people who identify as women, people of color, LQBTQ+, people with disabilities, and people living in rural areas
  • MSP engagement and application completion

Additionally, AARP Foundation is looking to collaborate with any grantees to identify innovative tactics for outreach, engagement, and enrollment of older adults with low income in MSPs. Ideally, grant applicants will have experience with the following:

  • Serving older adults who are living with low income
  • Providing assistance with accessing public benefits
  • A record of successful outreach to historically underserved populations

The grant is open to all organizations in AARP Foundation priority states; we especially encourage community-based organizations, safety-net health care providers and clinics, and social services agencies to apply. 

AARP Foundation is focusing efforts in 22 U.S. states and territories: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Applicants must be located in one of these states or territories. 

Eligible applicants are invited to apply on the AARP Foundation grants application portal.  

Grants Application Portal


Required Application Sections

Required Attachments (PDF, MSWord, MSExcel) Funding Range
  • Contact
  • Organizational Details
  • Project Details 
  • Output/Outcome Metrics
  • Financial Information
Detailed project budget $50,000 - $150,000

Eligibility Criteria, Timeline and Application Portal

AARP Foundation RFA Funding Eligibility

The following are NOT eligible for funding:

  • Grants for individuals;
  • Debt retirement or operating deficits;
  • Endowments or reserve funds;
  • Political organizations or campaigns;
  • Lobbying legislators or influencing elections;
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events;
  • Marketing endeavors and personal research;
  • Organizations located outside the United States or its territories;
  • Expenses unrelated to the project being funded.
AARP Foundation Social Connectedness Timeline for March 2019 RFA

Application Timeline

  • July 1, 2022: Funding opportunity announced and online application made available
  • August 3, 2022: Application deadline
  • August 2022: Application review
  • August 24 – 31, 2022: Clarification period (video/calls conducted, as appropriate)
  • September 2022: Applicants notified of award decisions and funding determinations 


AARP Foundation Grantmaking

Application Portal Submission

Grants Application Portal

All grant applications must be submitted through AARP Foundation's grants application portal.