Required Pre-Application Accepted on a Rolling Basis, Deadline: September 17, 2021, 5:00pm ET
Invited Full Application Deadline: October 15, 2021, 5:00pm ET
With these Request for Applications (RFAs), one for Direct Service projects and one for 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 Field-Building. Application requirements and funding levels vary based on the type of project (see chart below).
Direct Service RFA | Field-Building RFA
The application will consist of two parts:
Grants Application Portal
Eligible applicants are invited to submit a brief pre-application that contains background about their organization, basic information about their project model and its implementation, their commitment to equity and how their project’s proposed outcomes align with AARP Foundation’s mission and the objectives.
Based on the pre-application responses, AARP Foundation will invite a full application from selected applicants that will require additional information and supporting 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. The program model is developed and it needs to be tested thoroughly in multiple locations and/or among older adults
with low income.
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.
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).
December 2021: Applicants notified of award decisions and funding determinations
Grants Application Portal
All grant applications must be submitted through AARP Foundation's grants application portal.
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